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Name 008558
Title X-ray emission from recent classical novae
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DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h8bbofw
Author Dr Margarita Hernanz
Description Detection of X-ray emission from classical novae in their post-outburst stages would provide crucial information about the nova phenomenon. The analysis of the emission in soft X-rays, together with that in the UV range, would enable to do a deep study of the remaining hot nuclear burning shell, whereas the hard X-ray emission would provide diagnostics of the internal or external shocks in the nova shells. The unprecedented sensitivity and spectral resolution of XMM instruments will permit to deduce crucial parameters of the nova evolution (i.e., mass of the white dwarf, turn-off time scales, mass burned into helium). In this proposal we suggest the observation of 7 recent classical novae, which have large possibilities to be detectable, at 3 different epochs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-10-11T11:06:51Z/2002-09-24T07:11:55Z
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 2003-10-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-10-12T00:00:00Z, 008558, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h8bbofw