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Name 030586
Title XMM-Newton Observations of NGC 300


DOI 10.5270/esa-4oeihg8
Author Dr Joern Wilms
Description We propose two 35ksec observations of the Sculptor group galaxy NGC 300 to follow up on our earlier observations in 2000 December-2001 January. Our aim is to search for and study the long-term luminosity variations of the 30 brightest sources in NGC 300 on timescales from years to months, to push the detection limit of X-ray point sources in NGC 300 to luminosities below 1E37 erg-s, to increase the number of sources which can be studied spectroscopically, and to identify contaminating background AGN through spectral and variability studies.
Publication A new luminous supersoft X-ray source in NGC 300 . Carpano, S., Wilms, J., et all. . A&A . 458-747 . 2006 . 2006A&A...458..747C ,
A Wolf-Rayet-black-hole X-ray binary candidate in NGC 300 . Carpano, S., Pollock, A. M. T., et all. . A&A . 461-9 . 2007 . 2007A&A...461L...9C ,
A 33 hour period for the Wolf-Rayet-black hole X-ray binary candidate NGC 300 X-1 . Carpano, S., Pollock, A. M. T., et all. . A&A . 466-17 . 2007 . 2007A&A...466L..17C ,
NGC 300 X-1 and IC 10 X-1: a new breed of black hole binary? . Barnard, R., Clark, J. S., . A&A . 488-697 . 2008 . 2008A&A...488..697B ,
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 evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
An All-Sky Atlas of Radio-X-ray Associations . Flesch, E., . PASA . 27-283 . 2010 . 2010PASA...27..283F ,
X-ray emission from the extended discs of spiral galaxies . Owen, R. A., Warwick, R. S., ....
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-05-22T04:49:55Z/2005-11-25T17:34:16Z
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 2006-12-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-12-15T00:00:00Z, 030586, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4oeihg8