|Title||Identification of INTEGRAL Sources in the Galactic Plane|
|Author||Dr John Tomsick|
|Description||While significant progress is being made on identifying the nature of the numerous hard X-ray IGR sources that have been discovered by the INTEGRAL satellite, a significant fraction still remain unclassified. Our group has been focusing on studies of the IGR sources in the Galactic plane, many of which are High Mass X-ray Binaries with extreme properties, such as strong variability and very high levels of local absorption. For both IGR J01363+6610 and IGR J17507--2856, short Chandra observations have left several possible but no definite counterparts, and we propose XMM-Newton observations of these two sources to find the correct soft X-ray counterpart.|
|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, 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z, 060385, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-29syx2i|