|Title||Stellar winds and neutron star masses in two new eclipsing highly absorbed HMXB|
|Author||Dr Roland Walter|
|Description||Two of the strongly absorbed super-giant HMXB discovered by INTEGRAL are eclipsing systems. This very rare property allows a comprehensive study of the dynamics and of the stellar winds in those systems. The aim of this proposal is to obtain quantitative constraints on the ionisation, density and clumping of the stellar wind along the orbit and to measure the masses of the neutron stars.|
|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, 2008-08-29T00:00:00Z, 040564, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-amsut7h|