|Title||Accretion in an old nova and in an old nova candidate|
|Author||Dr Marina Orio|
|Description||We proposed to observe the quiescent nova CP Pup. This system is a known X-ray source at low inclination, so it is an ideal targets to study how accretion occurs. CP Pup has a short orbital period, allowing a useful comparison with longer period systems that have been observedin X-rays. Spectroscopy will be used to measure mdot and test theories of secular evolution, timing analysis will be used to localize and constrain the size of the emitting region.|
|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, 2006-08-06T00:00:00Z, 030401, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-es3i80g|