|Title||The X-ray bright massive binary system HD93403|
|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|
|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.
|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|