|Title||A Comparative Study of High-State Black Hole Candidates|
|Author||Dr Martin Turner|
|Description||GT-We propose a 10ksec total observation of the black hole candidates LMC X-1, and GX 339-4. The aim is to extend the time-line for which high quality spectral observations of these objects are available and to study their low energy spectrum in greater detail, concentrating on accretion disk physics, Fe line analysis, and a study of the short term and long term temporal properties of the sources. The observation of 339-4 should be performed directly before or after the observation of 339-4 from the associated proposal.|
|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, 2002-09-09T00:00:00Z, 011290, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pjyfkmd|