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Name 069385
Title X-ray study of Ultraluminous X-ray sources with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-98cy4lj
Author Prof Fiona Harrison
Description We propose simultaneous observations of four Ultraluminous X-ray sources with XMM-Newton and the hard X-ray observatory Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), to be launched in February 2012. ULXs are of prime interest, as they may be associated with a poorly explained regime of super-Eddington accretion onto a stellar mass black hole (BH), or even contain sub-Eddington intermediate mass BHs. The combined observations spanning from 0.3 to more than 50 keV will remove the degeneracy of the emission model parameters derived from multi-component fitting of the spectra below 10keV. This broadband study will enable detailed comparisons of the ULX timing and spectral properties with those of better studied Galactic BH X-ray binaries, delivering breakthrough information on ULX BHs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-08-11T20:06:44Z/2013-04-29T09:09:22Z
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 2014-05-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-05-25T00:00:00Z, 069385, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-98cy4lj