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Name 074147
Title Is there a Black Hole in any of the INTEGRAL HMXBs?


DOI 10.5270/esa-zg8m5gj
Author Dr John Tomsick
Description Through its hard X-ray survey of the Galactic Plane, INTEGRAL has uncovered large numbers of HMXBs, and many of them have not been well-studied to date. We propose to observe two INTEGRAL HMXBs that have not previously shown signatures of having a neutron star: IGR J18214-1318 and IGR J08262-3736. With XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, we will search for such signatures (pulsations, cyclotron lines, exponential cutoffs with e-folding energies below ~20 keV). If these features are lacking and if the source instead has a power-law that extends to the top of the NuSTAR bandpass, this would be an excellent black hole candidate and motivation would be very strong for follow-up optical or IR spectroscopy to determine the mass of the compact object.
Publication The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
An XMM-Newton and NuSTAR Study of IGR J18214-1318: A Non-pulsating High-mass X-Ray Binary with a Neutron Star . Fornasini, Francesca M., Tomsick, John A., et all. . ApJ . 841-35 . 2017 . 2017ApJ...841...35F ,
Swift unveils the orbital period of IGR J18214-1318 . Cusumano, G., D.Au00ec, A., et all. . MNRAS . 498-2750 . 2020 . 2020MNRAS.498.2750C ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-09-18T02:11:03Z/2014-09-18T09:57:43Z
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 2015-10-07T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-10-07T22:00:00Z, 074147, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zg8m5gj