|Title||SAXJ1748.2-2808: A HIGHLY ABSORBED OBJECT WITH AN INTENSE FE LINE|
|Author||Dr LARA SIDOLI|
|Description||SAX J1748.2-2808, discovered with BeppoSAX in the Galactic Center (GC) region, is of particular interest due to the presence of a remarkably intense iron line with EWvirgul1 keV. It is located in the field of the molecular cloud SgrD and is positionally coincident with an IRAS source. The nature of SAX J1748.2-2808 is uncertain and its very intense Fe K line emission, together with its highly absorbed spectrum,made it an unique object in the GC region. On the other hand, very recently the INTEGRAL satellite has discovered other objects similar to SAXJ1748.2-2808, with a highly absorbed spectrum and intense iron emission, like IGR J16318-4848. The proposed observation can discriminate between different possible origins for the X-ray emission from SAXJ1748.2-2808.|
|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, 2006-03-22T00:00:00Z, 020524, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qekichg|