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Name 014822
Title XMM-RXTE Observations of GX 339-4


DOI 10.5270/esa-md862no
Author Dr Michael Nowak
Description We propose a set of 4, 15 ksec observations of the galactic black hole candidate, GX 339-4. These observations are to be performed simultaneously with a set of 4, 40 ksec RXTE observations, applied for in RXTE Cycle 7. Our goals are to correlate temporal and spectral properties. The specific goals of the XMM-Newton observations are to better resolve the Fe line-edge region, better resolve the soft spectrum, < 3 keV, i.e. the source of seed photons in Comptonization models, and to obtain high resolution spectra, to model interstellar absorption, intrinsic abundances, and to search for evidence of an X-ray heated atmosphere. When possible, simultaneous optical and radio observations will be performed.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-03-08T17:50:10Z/2003-03-20T06:07:48Z
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 2005-02-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-02-12T00:00:00Z, 014822, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-md862no