A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072465
Title Inverstigating hard X-ray transients in the Magellanic Clouds
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0724650301

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lrbkeas
Author Dr Richard Sturm
Description The Magellanic Clouds harbour a large sample of Be-X-ray binaries at a moderate and well known distance. The Galactic foreground absorption in this direction is low. The transient nature of Be-X-ray binaries complicates the observing in X-rays. Serendipitous detections of Be-X-ray binaries in outburst provide rare chances for further investigation. We propose three triggered XMM-Newton observations of new or unexplored systems to continue the build up of a large statistical sample of these sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-27T16:07:04Z/2013-10-28T01:50:24Z
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 2014-11-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-11-13T00:00:00Z, 072465, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lrbkeas