A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060438
Title From Outburst to Quiescence: Monitoring the Transient X-ray Pulsar in Wes 1


DOI 10.5270/esa-yq9rhqj
Author Prof GianLuca Israel
Description On 2006 September 21 an intense (10^39 ergs) and short (20ms) burst was detected by Swift from the candidate Anomalous X-ray Pulsar CXOU J164710.2-455216, while a fast-response Swift observation detected a flux enhancement larger than a factor of 300 with respect to the quiescent level. Subsequent Swift, Chandra, XMM and SUZAKU follow-up observations allowed, for the first time, to monitor a magnetar outburst since the very beginning. Both the spectral and timing properties of CXOU J164710.2-455216 drastically changed on short- and long-term timescales and are still evolving after two years. The present proposal is aimed at continuing the XMM monitoring of this source and studying the evolution of the main spectral-timing parameters as it approaches its quiescent flux.
Publication A Unified Timing and Spectral Model for the Anomalous X-ray Pulsars XTE J1810-197 and CXOU J164710.2-455216 . Albano, A., Turolla, R., et all. . ApJ . 722-788 . 2010 . 2010ApJ...722..788A ,
The first X-ray survey of Galactic luminous blue variables . Naze, Y., Rauw, G., . A&A . 538-47 . 2012 . 2012A&A...538A..47N ,
Spectral and Timing Properties of the Magnetar CXOU J164710.2-455216 . An, Hongjun, Kaspi, Victoria M., et all. . ApJ . 763-82 . 2013 . 2013ApJ...763...82A ,
Pulse phase-coherent timing and spectroscopy of CXOU J164710.2-45521 outbursts . Rodriguez Castillo, Guillermo A., Israel, Gian Luca, et all. . MNRAS . 441-1305 . 2014 . 2014MNRAS.441.1305R ,
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 ,
Systematic study of magnetar outbursts . Coti Zelati, Francesco, Rea, Nanda, et all. . MNRAS . 474-961 . 2018 . 2018MNRAS.474..961C ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-08-24T07:27:50Z/2009-08-24T19:34:51Z
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 2010-09-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-09-09T00:00:00Z, 060438, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq9rhqj