A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020523
Title Monitoring the ultraluminous X-ray sources in the nearby galaxy NGC 1313


DOI 10.5270/esa-9br152s
Description XMM-Newton has revolutionized the study of X-ray sources in nearby galaxies such as NGC 1313, a barred spiral galaxy that is 3.7 Mpc away. This contains two ultraluminous X-ray sources, and SN 1978K, the first supernova remnant recognized from its X-ray flux. NGC 1313 is close enough that XMM-Newton can perform detailed simultaneous spectroscopic and timing studies of all of them. In Cycle 2, we were awarded time to perform 7 Priority A observations as the first stage in a long-term program of monitoring the known sources, searching for new transients, and determining the diffuse emission component. Here we will continue this campaign by performing 4 more pointings of 10 ksec to study the sources on time scales ranging from seconds to months.
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The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue . Watson, M. G., Schroder, A. C., et all. . A&A . 493-339 . 2009 . 2009A&A...493..339W ,
Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
X-ray spectral states and metallicity in the ultraluminous X-ray sources NGC 1313 X-1 and X-2 . Pintore, Fabio, Zampieri, Luca, . MNRAS . 420-1107 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.420.1107P ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
Spectral State Transitions of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources X-1 and X-2 in NGC 1313 . Feng, Hua, Kaaret, Philip, . ApJ . 650-75 . 2006 . 2006ApJ...650L..75F ,
XMM-Newton discovery of transient X-ray pulsar in NGC 1313 . Trudolyubov, S. P., . MNRAS . 387-36 . 2008 . 2008MNRAS.387L..36T ,
2XMM ultraluminous X-ray source candidates in nearby galaxies . Walton, D. J., Roberts, T. P., et all. . MNRAS . 416-1844 . 2011 . 2011MNRAS.416.1844W ,
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-05-01T21:28:43Z/2005-02-07T15:33:48Z
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 2006-02-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-02-25T00:00:00Z, 020523, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9br152s