|Title||Characterizing New X-ray Sources in the Swift Galactic Plane Survey|
|Author||Dr Mark Reynolds|
|Description||The Swift Galactic Plane Survey is a simultaneous X-ray -- UV survey, tiling the Galactic plane from -60 leq l leq 60 to -1 leq b leq 1 through a series of shallow 500s exposures, that will obtain complete coverage in the 0.3 -- 10 keV band in addition to simultaneous imaging at UV wavelengths (~ 2200AA). Here, we propose to observe a sample of 10 newly discovered X-ray sources. None of the proposed fields have previously been observed by either Chandra or XMM-Newton. The order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity provided by the proposed observations will allow us to characterize these new sources based on their observed X-ray spectral properties.|
|Publication||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 ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
|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, 2013-09-12T00:00:00Z, 069500, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bo09dtk|