A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011257
Title The XMM Census of M31 SSC_25


DOI 10.5270/esa-p4w1pm0
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT- We will make long observations of the core of M31, and of two fields along the major axis to the south, in order to study its X-ray source populations, in particular the X-ray binary content of the galaxy. The observations will provide a census of a large fraction of the binary population. The XMM data will allow a variety of issues to be addressed, including, e.g., the star formation history of M31. The factor >10 increase in sensitivity compared to the ROSAT observations, coupled with hard band coverage, will produce superb data for a significant fraction of the already known M31 sources.
Publication The central region of M 31 observed with XMM-Newton. II. Variability of the individual sources . Osborne, J. P., Borozdin, K. N., et all. . A&A . 378-800 . 2001 . 2001A&A...378..800O ,
RX J0042.3+4115: A stellar mass black hole binary identified in M 31 . Barnard, R., Osborne, J. P., et all. . A&A . 405-505 . 2003 . 2003A&A...405..505B ,
Tracing a Z-track in the M 31 X-ray binary RX J0042.6+4115 . Barnard, R., Kolb, U., . A&A . 411-553 . 2003 . 2003A&A...411..553B ,
A possible new dipping X-ray source in the field of M 31 . Mangano, V., Israel, G. L., . A&A . 419-1045 . 2004 . 2004A&A...419.1045M ,
Optical novae: the major class of supersoft X-ray sources in M 31 . Pietsch, W., Fliri, J., et all. . A&A . 442-879 . 2005 . 2005A&A...442..879P ,
X-ray monitoring of optical novae in M 31 from July 2004 to February 2005 . Pietsch, W., Haberl, F., et all. . A&A . 465-375 . 2007 . 2007A&A...465..375P ,
An X-ray spectral survey of the disc of M 31 with XMM-Newton . Shaw Greening, L., Barnard, R., et all. . A&A . 495-733 . 2009 . 2009A&A...495..733S ,
X-ray spectroscopy of the hot gas in the M31 bulge . Liu, Jiren, Wang, Q. Daniel, et all. . MNRAS . 404-1879 . 2010 . 2010MNRAS.404.1879L ,
Unresolved X-ray emission in M31 and constraints on progenitors of classical novae . Bogdan, A., Gilfano...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-06-25T06:46:13Z/2002-01-25T10:24:33Z
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 2003-02-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-02-19T00:00:00Z, 011257, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p4w1pm0