|Title||The soft X-ray component and the hard continuum curvature in black hole binaries|
|Author||Dr Mari Kolehmainen|
|Description||We propose a 40ksec joint XMM-Newton-NuSTAR observation of the black hole binary Swift J1753.5-0127 in its persistent faint low-hard state. This will constrain the radial stratification of the corona and the spectral curvature of the low-hard state continuum in the unprecedented 0.7-70keV band. This will then give the most unambigious measure of the strength of the soft X-ray component and resolve some of the controversies over the accretion geometry. The observation will also help with ongoing calibration-cross- calibration efforts for both satellites. This observation is not time critical, and will be feasible when it best suits the satellites. schedules. An ongoing AMI LA radio monitoring programme of Swift J1753.5-0127 will be adapted to coincide with this XMM-Newton-NuSTAR observation.|
|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, 2015-10-03T22:00:00Z, 074432, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8906mgb|