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Name 069339
Title X-ray timing and eclipse mapping study of the massive black hole binary IC 10 X1


DOI 10.5270/esa-kue98e2
Author Dr Tod Strohmayer
Description We propose a 124 ks XMM-Newton observation of IC 10 X-1, the most massive known stellar-mass black hole binary (black hole mass 23-35 Msun). Our primary science goals include : 1) To obtain high-quality light curves that will enable us to search for the presence of mHz QPOs, measure the PDS, and compare the observed behavior with that seen in a sub-sample of ULXs and Galactic systems of known mass. This will enable us to assess the extent to which IC 10 X-1 fits within the mass hierarchy of stellar-mass black holes, and could provide further clues linking ULXs to massive stellar black hole systems like IC 10 X-1. 2) To obtain a high signal-to-noise eclipse profile that will enable the rare opportunity to directly map the size of the X-ray source.
Publication Discovery of a 7 mHz X-Ray Quasi-periodic Oscillation from the most Massive Stellar-mass Black Hole IC 10 X-1 . Pasham, Dheeraj R., Strohmayer, Tod E., . ApJ . 771-44 . 2013 . 2013ApJ...771L..44P ,
Energy-dependent Evolution in IC10 X-1: Hard Evidence for an Extended Corona and Implications . Barnard, R., Steiner, J. F., et all. . ApJ . 792-131 . 2014 . 2014ApJ...792..131B ,
Chandra and XMM monitoring of the black hole X-ray binary IC 10 X-1 . Laycock, Silas G. T., Cappallo, Rigel C., . MNRAS . 446-1399 . 2015 . 2015MNRAS.446.1399L ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
On the Spin of the Black Hole in IC 10 X-1 . Steiner, James F., Walton, Dominic J., et all. . ApJ . 817-154 . 2016 . 2016ApJ...817..154S ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Constraints on the number of X-ray pulsars in IC 10 from a deep XMM-Newton observation . Yang, J., Laycock, S. G. T., . AN . 340-62 . 2019 . 2019AN....340...62Y ,
An Optical and X-Ray Study of the Contact Binary, BH Cassiopeia . Liu, Junhui, Esamdin, Ali, et all. . PASP . 131-84202 . 2019 . 2019PASP..131h4202L ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-08-18T22:05:46Z/2012-08-20T11:26:51Z
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 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z, 069339, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kue98e2