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Name 072432
Title Observation of the black hole candidate X-ray binary Swift J1357.2 0933 in quies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sgsr6cu
Author Ms Montserrat Armas Padilla
Description We propose a 40 ksec XMM Newton observation of the low mass X-ray binary black hole system Swift J1357.2 0933 in the quiescent state. The low column density towards the source makes it possible to obtain its quiescent lumi- nosity down to LX virgul1E30 ergs s-1. This limit, together with its short orbital period of 2.8 hours makes it possible to test the ADAF interpretation for emission in quiescent black holes systems by testing the quiescent luminosity-orbital period correlation in the unexplored regime of very short orbital periods.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-07-10T11:41:21Z/2013-07-11T02:16:21Z
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 2014-09-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-09-01T00:00:00Z, 072432, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sgsr6cu