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Name 020716


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oyz5nk1
Description We propose to observe the newly discovered intermediate polar (IP) 1RXSJ062518.2+733433. This object is one out of only 5 known IPs showing a distinct soft X-ray component. With XMM.s large effective area we will achieve data with a high spectral and time resolution in X-rays, optical and the near UV. We thus will determine the spin-period of the white dwarf, the shape and positions of the extended accretion regions on the white dwarf, and the accretion geometry, including the mechanisms of interaction between the magnetic field and the accreted matter, and the processes of energy-release. The structure of the accretion curtain can be analysed by studying the time-dependent absorption in both, the hard and soft X-ray components - tracers of material in completely different states.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-03-31T14:29:08Z/2005-04-01T03:16:36Z
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 2008-11-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-11-19T00:00:00Z, 020716, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oyz5nk1