|Title||Searching for IMBH candidates among Ultraluminous X-ray Sources|
|Author||Dr Fabio Pintore|
|Description||A sub-sample of bright Ultraluminous X-ray Sources (L_Xvirgul(1-5)x10^40 erg-s) shows peculiar powerlaw like spectra, with no high energy turn-off and short-term variability at the level of virgul10%. These sources might host Intermediate Mass Black Holes (IMBHs) in a low-hard state, although their apparently flat spectral shape may be the effect of poor counting statistics. Here we propose simultaneous, deep XMM- Newton and NuSTAR observations of four such objects to find evidence either of the X-ray properties (powerlaw spectra and short term variability) that should characterize sub-Eddington accretion onto an IMBH or of the characteristic spectral curvature of the .Ultraluminous state.|
|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, 2018-03-29T22:00:00Z, 078451, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5y6p2xl|