A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065465
Title NGC 4190-ULX1: The nearest unstudied ultraluminous X-ray source


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ygcrze
Author Mr Floyd Jackson
Description Although it ranks amongst the nearest (at d virgul 3 Mpc) and brightest (flux virgul 4e-12 erg-cm^2-s) ULXs, NGC 4190-ULX1 has not yet been studied in the modern era of X-ray astronomy. Here we propose two 25-ks XMM-Newton observations to provide a first detailed view of it.s X-ray properties. We will investigate the specific characteristics of the X-ray spectral and temporal data of the source, and contrast them with other low-luminosity (virgul10^39 erg-s) ULXs to provide new insights into this hitherto neglected class of objects.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-06-06T12:08:27Z/2010-11-25T07:11:27Z
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 2011-12-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-12-16T00:00:00Z, 065465, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ygcrze