|Title||Neutron Star Transient LMXBs; Catching Accreting Millisecond X-ray Pulsars|
|Author||Prof Craig Heinke|
|Description||We propose two 32 ks ToO observations of newly identified, faint neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries. The pn camera, in timing mode, can identify pulsations from new accreting millisecond pulsars, measuring their spin and orbital period, along with studying any X-ray bursts. pn spectroscopy will study the continuum components and broad lines, while RGS spectroscopy can search for narrow absorption lines.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|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, 2017-03-18T23:00:00Z, 072255, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x1erhfl|