A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076359
Title Inverstigating hard X-ray transients in the Magellanic Clouds


DOI 10.5270/esa-rqwarg4
Author Dr Richard Sturm
Description The Magellanic Clouds harbour a large sample of Be-X-ray binaries at a moderate and well known distance with low Galactic foreground absorption. However, the transient nature of Be-X-ray binaries complicates observations in X-rays. Serendipitous detections of bright outbursts provide rare chances for further investigation. We propose three triggered XMM-Newton observations of new or unexplored systems to continue the buildup of a large statistical sample of these sources.
Publication Identification of IGR J01217-7257 with the transient SMC pulsar XTE J0119-731 (SXP 2.16) using XMM--Newton . Vasilopoulos, G., Haberl, F., . MNRAS . 470-1971 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.470.1971V ,
Identification of AGN in the XMM-Newton X-ray survey of the SMC . Maitra, Chandreyee, Haberl, Frank, et all. . A&A . 622-29 . 2019 . 2019A&A...622A..29M ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-11-07T15:00:36Z/2015-11-07T21:57:16Z
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 2016-11-30T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-11-30T23:00:00Z, 076359, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rqwarg4