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Name 065419
Title Hunting for magnetars in poorly known high mass X-ray binaries using XMM-Newton


DOI 10.5270/esa-l0z89a8
Author Dr Carlo Ferrigno
Description A number of high-energy (up to hundreds of keV) sources are already believed to be powered by the dissipation of an exceptionally high magnetic field ( >10^{15} ,G), and are collectively termed magnetars. All currently known magnetars are isolated; however, it was recently suggested that magnetars could also be hosted in young high mass X-ray binaries (HMXB). If the presence of magnetars in HMXBs is confirmed, then these sources might yield new crucial information onto the formation and evolution of these peculiar objects. While a number of well known candidates are already under inspection, we propose here to carry out a 20~ks XMM-Newton observations of the two newly promising sources IGR~J17354 - 3255, and IGR~J16328 - 4726.
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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 ,
An XMM-Newton view of FeKalpha in high-mass X-ray binaries . Gimenez-Garcia, A., Torrejon, J. M., et all. . A&A . 576-108 . 2015 . 2015A&A...576A.108G ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Exploring the end states of massive stars using the X-ray emission of neutron stars and supernova remnants . Prinz, Tobias, . PhDT . 0-305 . 2013 . 2013PhDT.......305P ,
Supergiant fast X-ray transients versus classical supergiant high mass X-ray binaries: Does the difference lie in the companion wind? . Pradhan, P., Bozzo, E., . A&A . 610-50 . 2018 . 2018A&A...610A..50P ,
Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients uncovered by the EXTraS project: flares reveal the development of magnetospheric instability in accreting neutron stars . Sidoli, Lara, Postnov, Konstantin A., et all. . MNRAS . 487-420 . 2019 . 2019MNRAS.487..420S ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-20T07:02:13Z/2011-03-06T16:59:02Z
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 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z, 065419, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l0z89a8