|Title||HD16691: an extreme O-type supergiant with magnetically confined wind?|
|Author||Dr Michael De Becker|
|Description||We propose to investigate the X-ray properties of HD16691, an O4 supergiant believed to be a transition object between O and Wolf-Rayet stars. Recent spectroscopic investigations by our team in the visible domain revealed a stellar wind affected by a large scale corotating structure, perhaps related to the interplay between the stellar magnetic field and the plasma outflow. This object constitutes therefore a valuable target for investigating the role of the potential magnetic confinement of the stellar wind. In addition, most of the O-type stars observed so far in X-rays belong to spectral types later than O5. An XMM-Newton study of HD16691 will therefore contribute to complete the picture of the X-ray properties of early-type stars.|
|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, 2012-09-20T00:00:00Z, 067110, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pem0fs2|