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Name 050649
Title Probing a new super-giant fast X-ray transient


DOI 10.5270/esa-ytawa49
Author Mr Jean-Christophe Leyder
Description The newly discovered Super-giant Fast X-ray Transients (SFXT) IGR J08408-4503 is an interesting member of this class that is expected to rapidly grow. Indeed, it is one of the few sources for which the optical association with an O-type super-giant (HD 74194) has been confirmed, making it a perfect target for a detailed X-ray investigation. This source has been recently detected in the X-ray domain by two Swift ToO observations, but these observations were too short to allow more than a better determination of the position. Therefore, we request one observation of IGR J08408-4503 with XMM-Newton, in order to perform an in-depth analysis of the spectral properties and of the X-ray variability study of our target.
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Accretion disc by Roche lobe overflow in the supergiant fast X-ray transient IGR J08408-4503 . Ducci, L., Romano, P., et all. . A&A . 631-135 . 2019 . 2019A&A...631A.135D ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-05-29T09:21:24Z/2007-05-29T22:03:32Z
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 2008-06-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-06-22T00:00:00Z, 050649, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ytawa49