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Name 050097
Title The Mystery of the Hard X-ray Bright CV TW Pictoris


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0yn209t
Author Dr Koji Mukai
Description TW Pictoris is the optical counterpart of the HEAO-1 X-ray source H0534-581 and has been proposed as a candidate intermediate polar (IP). Yet optical and X-ray observations have failed to reveal the spin modulation, the defining characteristic of an IP. If this is a non-magnetic nova-like variable instead, then it is by far the X-ray brightest member of this class. We therefore propose an XMM-Newton observation in an attempt to solve this mystery.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-03-02T12:29:55Z/2008-04-25T07:22:54Z
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 2009-06-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-06-10T00:00:00Z, 050097, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0yn209t