|Title||XMM-NEWTON OBSERVATIONS OF CYG X-1|
|Author||Dr JOERN WILMS|
|Description||We propose five 10 ksec observations of Cyg X-1. We will use the RGS to study the orbital variations of the focused stellar wind of Cyg X-1 using absorption edge and line measurements for the five random orbital phases of the observations, and complement these with optical spectroscopy. By modifying the low energy threshold of the EPIC-pn to 2.2keV, we are able to accomodate the telemetry limitations of XMM and observe the source in the timing mode of EPIC pn. This change allows us to obtain a very high signal to noise CCD-resolution spectrum of Cyg X-1, to measure energy resolved power spectra, time lags, and other timing quantities out to 100Hz, and interpret them with emission models for black holes.|
|Publication||Probing the Environment of Accreting Compact Objects . Hanke, Manfred, . PhDT . 0-9 . 2011 . 2011PhDT.........9H ,
The broad iron Kalpha line of Cygnus X-1 as seen by XMM-Newton in the EPIC-pn modified timing mode . Duro, R., Dauser, T., et all. . A&A . 533-3 . 2011 . 2011A&A...533L...3D ,
The XMM-Newton serendipitous ultraviolet source survey catalogue . Page, M. J., Brindle, C., et all. . MNRAS . 426-903 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.426..903P ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
An XMM-Newton view of FeKalpha in high-mass X-ray binaries . Gimenez-Garcia, A., Torrejon, J. M., et all. . A&A . 576-108 . 2015 . 2015A&A...576A.108G ,
Tracing the Reverberation Lag in the Hard State of Black Hole X-Ray Binaries . De Marco, B., Ponti, G., et all. . ApJ . 814-50 . 2015 . 2015ApJ...814...50D ,
Revealing the broad iron Kalpha line in Cygnus X-1 through simultaneous XMM-Newton, RXTE, and INTEGRAL observations . Duro, Refiz, Dauser, Thomas, et all. . A&A . 589-14 . 2016 . 2016A&A...589A..14D ,
Unity among Black Holes: Observational Similarities between Galactic Black Holes and Active Galactic Nuclei . Wilms, J., . ChJAS . 8-281 . 2008 . 2008ChJAS...8..281W ,
|Instrument||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, 2005-12-18T00:00:00Z, 020276, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yau6s0j|