|Title||Is Nova Centauri 1986 an|
|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|
|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.
|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|