A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065328
Title Is Nova Centauri 1986 an


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x2h0ch1
Author Dr Gerardo Luna
Description V842 Cen underwent a nova eruption in 1986 and in 2008 a period of 57 s has been detected in optical photometry, likely related with the white dwarf spin making the system a strong candidate of the intermediate polar class. We propose to use the unique capabilities of XMM-Newton to search for X-ray emission and characterize the accretion process onto the likely magnetized white dwarf.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-24T09:08:01Z/2011-02-25T00:57:42Z
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 2012-03-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-15T00:00:00Z, 065328, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x2h0ch1