A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 003614
Title Spectral and Temporal Investigations of the Unique Dipping Source XB 1323-619


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-21m29hu
Author Dr Michael J. Church
Description XB 1323-619 is a stable dipping LMXB which has uniquely quasi-periodic bursting resulting in a new phenomenon: regular occurence of bursts in dips when outer accretion disk is highly ionized. XMM will for the 1st time allow this to be used as a novel diagnostic of bursts and giving electron density and ionization state in outer disk. Spectral analysis of complex dip evolution reveals the nature of emission regions allowing for the 1st time testing whether the blackbody arises on neutron star or accretion disk; rejection of the latter has important consequences. We can also make a detailed study of burst evolution (out of dips). XMM can test whether
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-01-29T08:44:28Z/2003-01-29T22:58:56Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
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.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2004-02-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-02-29T00:00:00Z, 003614, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-21m29hu