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Name 010953
Title The X-ray bright massive binary system HD93403


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nswneav
Author Prof Keith Mason
Description GT- HD 93403 is an eccentric (e=0.52) spectroscopic binary of spectral type O5(f) + O7III with an orbital period of 15.09 days situated within the HII region around Eta Carinae. From the X-ray light curve of a colliding winds binary system we can constrain the mass loss rates of the two stars and investigate the hydrodynamical properties of their winds.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-12-24T10:30:07Z/2001-02-04T00:12:23Z
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 2002-08-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-08-31T00:00:00Z, 010953, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nswneav