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Name 055472
Title Observing Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients in quiescence


DOI 10.5270/esa-ec03ovo
Author Dr Enrico Bozzo
Description Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients (SFXTs) are a new class of highly variable hard X-ray sources in our galaxy. We propose to perform the first detailed study of the quiescent state of two SFTXs by carrying out XMM observations of IGR J16479-4514 and XTE J1739-302 sources. We will search for pulsations, low-level flaring activity and column density variations, and measure the X-ray spectrum. We will address some key predictions of a recently proposed scenario in which accretion onto the neutron stars of SFXTs is gated by an extremely strong (magnetar-like) magnetic field. SFXTs might thus offer the first opportunity to detect magnetars hosted in binary star systems.
Publication The supergiant fast X-ray transients XTE J1739-302 and IGR J08408-4503 in quiescence with XMM-Newton . Bozzo, E., Stella, L., et all. . A&A . 519-6 . 2010 . 2010A&A...519A...6B ,
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 ,
An XMM-Newton view of FeKalpha in high-mass X-ray binaries . Gimenez-Garcia, A., Torrejon, J. M., et all. . A&A . 576-108 . 2015 . 2015A&A...576A.108G ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Exploring the end states of massive stars using the X-ray emission of neutron stars and supernova remnants . Prinz, Tobias, . PhDT . 0-305 . 2013 . 2013PhDT.......305P ,
Supergiant fast X-ray transients versus classical supergiant high mass X-ray binaries: Does the difference lie in the companion wind? . Pradhan, P., Bozzo, E., . A&A . 610-50 . 2018 . 2018A&A...610A..50P ,
X-ray chimneys in the Galactic Centre . Chernyakova, Masha, . Natur . 567-318 . 2019 . 2019Natur.567..318C ,
An X-ray chimney extending hundreds of parsecs above and below the Galactic Centre . Ponti, G., Hofmann, F., et all. . Natur . 567-347 . 2019 . 2019Natur.567..347P ,
Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients uncovered by the EXTraS ...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-10-01T18:09:05Z/2008-10-02T06:07:39Z
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 2009-11-08T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-11-08T00:00:00Z, 055472, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ec03ovo