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Name 009356
Title XMM Observations of Black-Hole X-Ray Binaries in Outburst


DOI 10.5270/esa-djnsdte
Author Prof Walter Lewin
Description We propose to study the time-resolved X-ray spectra of black-hole (candidate) X-ray binaries (BHXBs) in outburst. We will be following the outburst(s) throughout their evolution over a wide range of wavelengths, and will conduct a series of high time-resolution X-ray spectral observations with the XMM Reflection Grating Spectrometer. High-resolution X-ray spectra will likely exhibit emission lines and absorption edges characteristic of the accretion disk geometry, temperatures, and abundances. We expect that they will also show the general-relativistic effects of the extreme gravitational environment near the black hole. Whenever possible we will make (near) simultaneous radio, optical, X-ray timing (RXTE) and gamma-ray observations.
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Instrument EMOS1, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-08-24T10:30:16Z/2002-08-25T03:32:49Z
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 2003-09-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-09-21T00:00:00Z, 009356, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-djnsdte