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Name 030210
Title The true nature of X-ray selected new Intermediate Polar candidates


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iijegy0
Author Dr Domitilla de Martino
Description We propose five X-ray selected Cataclysmic Variables which, for their large optical pulsations, are strong candidates of being members of the magnetic Intermediate Polar class. We aim to confirm their true nature by detecting X-ray pulses at the white dwarf spin period and determining their spectral properties. These systems cover a wide range of asynchronism and soft-to-hard X-ray ratios and represent 20% of the entire class, thus a potential for our understanding of accretion and evolution of magnetic Cataclysmic Variables.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-05-29T10:02:32Z/2005-08-29T10:21:46Z
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 2006-10-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-10-05T00:00:00Z, 030210, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iijegy0