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Name 020524


DOI 10.5270/esa-qekichg
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 EW~1 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 Unveiling the nature of the highly absorbed X-ray source SAX J1748.2-2808 with XMM-Newton . Sidoli, L., Mereghetti, S., et all. . A&A . 456-287 . 2006 . 2006A&A...456..287S ,
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 ,
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 ,
X-Ray Observations of the Sagittarius D HII Region toward the Galactic Center with Suzaku . Sawada, Makoto, Tsujimoto, Masahiro, et all. . PASJ . 61-209 . 2009 . 2009PASJ...61S.209S ,
XMMU J174716.1-281048: a ''quasi-persistent.. very faint X-ray transient? . Del Santo, M., Sidoli, L., et all. . A&A . 468-17 . 2007 . 2007A&A...468L..17D ,
A Search for New Galactic Magnetars in Archival Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations . Muno, M. P., Gaensler, B. M., et all. . ApJ . 680-639 . 2008 . 2008ApJ...680..639M ,
The Galactic plane at faint X-ray fluxes - I. Properties and characteristics of the X-ray source population . Warwick, R. S., Perez-Ramirez, D., . MNRAS . 413-595 . 2...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-02-26T16:42:28Z/2005-02-27T06:52:49Z
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 2006-03-22T00:00:00Z
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