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Name 009001
Title The isolated neutron star candidate RBS1223


DOI 10.5270/esa-2rbbhu5
Author Dr Axel Schwope
Description In the ROSAT Bright Survey (RBS) we have almost completely (>99) identified the more than 2000 brightest high-galactic latitude sources from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey Bright Source Catalogue (1RXS). A small number of sources has empty X-ray error boxes on POSS plates. ROSAT HRI follow-up observations of RBS1223, a soft object with extreme X-ray to optical flux ratio, confirm a relatively bright X-ray source. Optical imaging down to 26 mag at Keck II reveals no optical counterpart. Chances are high that this is a new isolated neutron star (INS). We propose a 30 ksec observation with XMM in order to i) obtain a high-quality X-ray spectrum of the source and ii) search for possible periodicities.
Publication The pulsed X-ray light curves of the isolated neutron star RBS1223 . Schwope, A. D., Hambaryan, V., et all. . A&A . 441-597 . 2005 . 2005A&A...441..597S ,
Narrow absorption features in the co-added XMM-Newton RGS spectra of isolated neutron stars . Hohle, M. M., Haberl, F., et all. . MNRAS . 419-1525 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.419.1525H ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
A broad absorption feature in the X-ray spectrum of the isolated neutron star RBS1223 (1RXS J130848.6+212708) . Haberl, F., Schwope, A. D., et all. . A&A . 403-19 . 2003 . 2003A&A...403L..19H ,
AXPs and X-ray-dim isolated neutron stars: recent XMM-Newton and Chandra results . Haberl, F., . AdSpR . 33-638 . 2004 . 2004AdSpR..33..638H ,
The magnificent seven: magnetic fields and surface temperature distributions . Haberl, Frank, . Ap&SS . 308-181 . 2007 . 2007Ap&SS.308..181H ,
The complex X-ray spectrum of the isolated neutron star RBS1223 . Schwope, Axel D., Hambaryan, Valeri, et all. . Ap&SS . 308-619 . 2007 . 2007Ap&SS.308..619S ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: X-ray analysis methodology . Lloyd-Davies, E. J., Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 418-14 . 2011 . 2011MNRAS.418...14L ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-12-31T03:03:07Z/2001-12-31T08:42:26Z
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 2003-02-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-02-16T00:00:00Z, 009001, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2rbbhu5