A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030425
Title The X-ray Variability of HD 5980, the SMC.s "Eta Carinae"


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wp1g9vp
Author Dr Michael Corcoran
Description HD 5980 is an Eta Car-like binary system in which one of the stellar components is an eruptive Luminous Blue Variable. Unlike Eta Car, the nature of the X-ray variability of HD 5980 is unclear. We propose to re-observe HD 5980 with XMM to measure the X-ray brightness at four critical orbital phases to constrain the phase dependence of the X-ray emission and to provide a benchmark for future spectrographic observations with XMM and CHANDRA. The observations we propose, combined with previous CHANDRA and XMM observations, will determine the importance of colliding wind X-ray emission from this system and will also help constrain how the X-ray emission depends on the variable mass loss from the LBV component.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-11-27T06:22:00Z/2005-12-11T17:29:52Z
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 2007-06-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-06-20T00:00:00Z, 030425, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wp1g9vp