|Title||THE NATURE OF THE FLARING EUVE COMPANION TO HD 43162|
|Author||Dr DEREK FOX|
|Description||We propose to localize and observe the likely degenerate companion to the 17-pc distant star HD 43162. This previously unknown object, discovered by us in EUVE observations, flared to a luminosity of 3.6E+31 erg-s for a duration of 200s. Inspection of ROSAT All-Sky Survey data indicates that the object has a bright X-ray counterpart in quiescence. XMM observations will therefore allow us to localize the compact object to arcsecond precision, enabling deep counterpart searches. In addition, we will collect a high-quality X-ray spectrum to constrain physical models for the source. If the object is a neutron star or black hole, it is the closest known such compact object, and will be subject to detailed multiwavelength study for years to come.|
|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, 2005-05-12T00:00:00Z, 020619, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cz5buyr|