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Name 060423
Title A Black Hole in BG Geminorum?
URL

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DOI 10.5270/esa-k7jq9w8
Author Dr Mark Reynolds
Description We propose to observe the Galactic black hole candidate BG Gem with EPIC onboard XMM-Newton. A detection of this system at a luminosity greater than or equal to 10^31 erg s^-1 would significantly bolster the case for the presence of a stellar mass black hole primary. If confirmed, then BG Gem would be the black hole binary with the longest orbital period (by a factor of 3), in addition to being the only eclipsing Galactic black hole binary system.
Publication 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 ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-03-04T18:27:21Z/2010-03-05T01:10:26Z
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 2011-03-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-03-30T00:00:00Z, 060423, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k7jq9w8