|Title||Changes in the X-ray irradiation of an ultraluminous X-ray source|
|Author||Dr Fabien Grise|
|Description||Optical emission observed from ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) comes from the irradiated disk and the donor star. Disentangling the two components has always been an unsolved problem. We have discovered that the ULX NGC 1313 X-2 switches between two distinct X-ray spectral-luminosity states on long timescales, virgul 6--10 weeks. This makes it an ideal laboratory to study the effects of variable X-ray irradiation on the disk and donor star. We propose a multiband study of NGC 1313 X-2 from near-IR to X-rays, with XMM, HST and Swift. We will measure the contribution of X-ray reprocessing to the optical emission and determine whether irradiation correlates with disk winds.|
|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, 2017-04-06T22:00:00Z, 076477, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kvih93t|