A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060385
Title Identification of INTEGRAL Sources in the Galactic Plane


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-29syx2i
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
Temporal Coverage 2009-07-31T14:23:13Z/2010-04-07T20:22:16Z
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 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z
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