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Name 020659


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jqeomj6
Description We propose to take advantage of the low interstellar absorption in the W0.2-2.1 window (l=0.2,b=-2.1, NH virgul 4e21 cm-2 to carry out a deep survey of the central parts of the Galaxy. We shall detect faint X-ray bulge sources with Lx above 3e31 erg-s (0.5-2 keV) and shall probe the galactic disk population over the first virgul 4 kpc. This window which is the closest known to the galactic center offers unique prospects for optical identification and follow-up studies at large distances. Among expected bulge sources are cataclysmic variables, X-ray transients in quisecence and progenitors or descendants of the bright low mass X-ray binaries.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-04-06T15:28:13Z/2004-09-05T09:56:24Z
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 2005-09-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-09-26T00:00:00Z, 020659, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jqeomj6