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Name 072255
Title Neutron Star Transient LMXBs; Catching Accreting Millisecond X-ray Pulsars


DOI 10.5270/esa-x1erhfl
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 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
Temporal Coverage 2013-03-28T18:44:09Z/2016-02-26T16:00:13Z
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 2017-03-18T23:00:00Z
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