|Title||SV Cam, a laboratory for X-ray eclipse experiments|
|Author||Dr Fabio Favata|
|Description||We propose to observe complete orbital cycle of the short period active binary CV Cam. Eclipses are an excellent mean -- as recently demonstrated by our SAX observation of Algol -- to map coronal structures in eclipsing systems. CV Cam, with its short orbital period and large orbital inclination is an ideal laboratory for such study, and the high sensitivity of XMM will allow for high-resolution, phase-resolved spectroscopy to be performed. The proposed observation will address issues such as the presence of active longitudes, of polar structures and of differential rotation, while at the same performing a through X-ray spectral study of the proposed target.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|Mission Description||The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2005-07-08T00:00:00Z, 002934, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sgnq8ng|