|Title||Constraining the Spin of the Black Hole in the Microquasar 1E 1740.7-2942|
|Author||Dr Mark Reynolds|
|Description||We propose to observe the Galactic microquasar 1E 1740.7-2942 for 80 ks, while in the low-hard state, with EPIC-pn onboard XMM-Newton. This observation will allow us to detect the relativistically broadened iron line recently revealed in archival Suzaku & XMM-Newton observations. Fits to this iron line will allow us to constrain the spin of the black hole and probe its relation to the presence of large scale jets in this system.|
|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, 2013-04-24T00:00:00Z, 067355, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3pf7d98|