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Name 010547
Title XMM observations of two bursting low mass X-ray binaries TS_14


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rg3h8gc
Author Dr Bernd Aschenbach
Description GT-We propose XMM observations of the bursting low mass X-ray binaries X1636-536 and X1705-440 continuously covering at least one complete binary orbit. The combination of large collecting area and good spectral resolution will allow to do unprecedented spectroscopy as function of orbital phase. The spectral analysis of absorption dips will determine precisely elemental abundances of the absorbing material. Accretion disk structures causing the X-ray absorption dips can be mapped in great detail providing further information on the accretion flow via the accretion disk. The spectral evolution of bursts can be followed in unprecedented detail. Theoretical modeling of the burst spectra will further constrain models for the equation of state of neutron star matter.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-09-07T18:31:03Z/2001-08-28T21:54:56Z
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 2002-11-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-11-16T00:00:00Z, 010547, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rg3h8gc