|Title||The X-ray Spectral Evolution of Eta Car During the X-ray Eclipse|
|Author||Dr Michael Corcoran|
|Description||We request a triggered EPIC observation to monitor the X-ray spectral evolution of the superluminous star Eta Car during the upcoming X-ray eclipse. This observation will be used in conjunction with colliding wind emission models to probe the structure of the inner wind of Eta Car and to determine the sources of emission during eclipse.|
|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, 2004-10-01T00:00:00Z, 016056, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-z3cz31d|