|Title||Measuring the disc-jet correlation in SWIFT J1753.5-0127|
|Author||Dr Phil Uttley|
|Description||Simultaneous observations of hard state LMXBs with XMM-Newton and the ISAAC infrared camera on the VLT can reveal the direct connection between accretion disc variability and variations from the jet. A recent triggered observation of GX 339-4 revealed the first such correlation and showed, surprisingly, that the disc is better correlated with the jet IR emission than the power-law is, suggesting that the disc plays a key role in powering the jet. Here we request an XMM-Newton open time observation (30 ksec exposure) simultaneous with VLT-ISAAC (3 hours) observations of the .persistent. LMXB SWIFTvirgulJ1753.5-0127 (with a supporting optical observation to be proposed for separately), to determine whether this exciting result can be applied more generally.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||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, 2013-09-28T00:00:00Z, 069174, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rzjoi9y|