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Name 055411
Title Testing Strong Gravity in Black Holes with XMM-Newton


DOI 10.5270/esa-tzrsjt1
Author Prof Joern Wilms
Description We propose two 20ksec long Target of Opportunity observations on a bright (more than 200mCrab) black hole transient in outburst, to study the relativistic Fe Kalpha line profile and its variability in such systems and to perform X-ray timing studies. Fe lines probe the innermost regions of accretion disks where the gravitational field is the most intense. To obtain a maximum signal to noise ratio in the line, these observations will be using the modified timing mode of the EPIC-pn cameras, recently employed successfully in observations of the relativistic line of Cygnus X-1. The accurate measurement of the line shape will then lead to constraints on the black hole spin.
Publication The early phase of a H1743-322 outburst observed by INTEGRAL, RXTE, Swift, and XMM-Newton . Prat, L., Rodriguez, J., et all. . A&A . 494-21 . 2009 . 2009A&A...494L..21P ,
Ubiquitous equatorial accretion disc winds in black hole soft states . Ponti, G., Fender, R. P., et all. . MNRAS . 422-11 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.422L..11P ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
Tracing the Reverberation Lag in the Hard State of Black Hole X-Ray Binaries . De Marco, B., Ponti, G., et all. . ApJ . 814-50 . 2015 . 2015ApJ...814...50D ,
Energy dependence of the band-limited noise in black hole X-ray binaries* . Stiele, H., Yu, W., . MNRAS . 452-3666 . 2015 . 2015MNRAS.452.3666S ,
High ionisation absorption in low mass X-ray binaries . Ponti, G., Bianchi, S., et all. . AN . 337-512 . 2016 . 2016AN....337..512P ,
The Reverberation Lag in the Low-mass X-ray Binary H1743-322 . De Marco, Barbara, Ponti, Gabriele, . ApJ . 826-70 . 2016 . 2016ApJ...826...70D ,
Modelling the effect of absorption from the interstellar medium on transient black hole X-ray binaries . Eckersall, A. J., Vaughan, S., . MNRAS . 471-1468 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.471.1468E ,
Energy-dependent timing studies of the low-hard state of black hole X-ra...
Instrument EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-09-29T10:46:51Z/2008-09-29T16:55:59Z
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 2009-11-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-11-05T00:00:00Z, 055411, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tzrsjt1