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Name 065062
Title The Quiet HMXB Candidate HD 15137


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gieljsn
Author Dr M. Virginia McSwain
Description HD 15137 is an intriguing runaway O-type binary that offers a rare opportunity to explore the mechanism by which it was ejected from the open cluster of its birth. All of the evidence from optical spectra points to a compact companion in this system - except for the lack of hard X-ray emission detected from the system. HD 15137 is therefore a "quiet" HMXB candidate, too widely separated for the neutron star to accrete a significant mass of stellar winds and be detected as an X-ray binary. Therefore we propose observations with XMM-Newton, to occur at the time of periastron, that will detect the hard power law spectrum from a weakly accreting neutron star and reveal the evolutionary history of HD 15137.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-01-23T14:53:12Z/2011-01-24T03:19:30Z
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 2012-02-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-02-09T00:00:00Z, 065062, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gieljsn