A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030290
Title X-ray TIming Observations of Ultraluminous X-ray Sources


DOI 10.5270/esa-jfqukjz
Author Dr Tod Strohmayer
Description We are proposing observations of a small sample of ultraluminous X-ray sources (hereafter ULXs) which have high enough XMM-Newton counting rates to enable sensitive searches for mHz quasiperiodic oscillations (QPOs) and power spectral features as well as high quality time resolved spectra. The recent detections of QPOs in a ULX in M82 and of breaks in the power spectra of NGC 4559 and perhaps NGC 5408, demonstrate that timing studies can provide a powerful new tool to probe the properties of ULXs. Some of the primary goals of our study include: 1) Search for mHz QPOs. 2) Obtain high quality lightcurves in order to measure the power spectrum and to allow detailed comparisons with the timing properties of Galactic and extra-galactic black hole systems of known mass.
Publication Elemental Abundances of Nearby Galaxies through High Signal-to-Noise Ratio XMM-Newton Observations of Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources . Winter, Lisa M., Mushotzky, Richard F., . ApJ . 655-163 . 2007 . 2007ApJ...655..163W ,
A systematic study of variability in a sample of ultraluminous X-ray sources . Heil, L. M., Vaughan, S., . MNRAS . 397-1061 . 2009 . 2009MNRAS.397.1061H ,
The ultraluminous state . Gladstone, Jeanette C., Roberts, Timothy P., . MNRAS . 397-1836 . 2009 . 2009MNRAS.397.1836G ,
Spectral variability of ultraluminous X-ray sources . Kajava, Jari J. E., Poutanen, Juri, . MNRAS . 398-1450 . 2009 . 2009MNRAS.398.1450K ,
X-ray reflection in a sample of X-ray bright ultraluminous X-ray sources . Caballero-Garcia, M. D., Fabian, A. C., . MNRAS . 402-2559 . 2010 . 2010MNRAS.402.2559C ,
The linear rms-flux relation in an ultraluminous X-ray source . Heil, L. M., Vaughan, S., . MNRAS . 405-86 . 2010 . 2010MNRAS.405L..86H ,
The scaling of X-ray variability with luminosity in ultra-luminous X-ray sources . Gonzalez-Martin, O., Papadakis, I., et all. . A&A . 526-132 . 2011 . 2011A&A...526A.132G ,
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 ev...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-01-13T18:41:00Z/2006-01-15T07:25:11Z
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 2007-02-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-02-04T00:00:00Z, 030290, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jfqukjz