A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

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


DOI https://doi.org/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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
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