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Name 060406
Title RBS1955 -- prototype of low-luminosity magnetic CVs?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nlavtqh
Author Dr Axel Schwope
Description RBS1955 is a nearby, high-latitude CV discovered by ROSAT. Detailed optical follow-up suggests a likely magnetic nature, a likely link between polars and intermediate polars. Its spectral energy distribution with a large optical excess is a-typical for either class. We propose follow-up with XMM-Newton for timing and spectroscopy to determine its energy budget and likely accretion scenario. RBS1955-like CVs might be important contributors to the yet unresolved galactic hard X-ray emission and knowledge of their X-ray properties is thus important for models of the galactic X-ray emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-12-29T19:09:20Z/2009-12-30T09:51:19Z
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 2011-01-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-01-27T00:00:00Z, 060406, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nlavtqh