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Name 069174
Title Measuring the disc-jet correlation in SWIFT J1753.5-0127


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rzjoi9y
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
Temporal Coverage 2012-09-10T17:14:35Z/2012-09-11T04:22:46Z
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 2013-09-28T00:00:00Z
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