|Title||Investigating long period X-ray pulsars in the Large Magellanic Cloud|
|Author||Mr Georgios Vasilopoulos|
|Description||Long period pulsars (P> 1000 s) constitute a sub-population of high-mass X-ray binaries. To date, only a few of these rare systems, which occupy the tail of the spin period distribution of X-ray pulsars, have been discovered. Nevertheless, their study offers unique insights into evolutionary scenarios of the high-mass X-ray binary population. We propose four XMM-Newton observations aiming at improving our understanding of long period pulsars. The proposed observations will be performed to two systems located in the Large Magellanic Cloud with known spin periods for studying their spin evolution, and two new candidate long period pulsars in order to increase the number of known systems.|
|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, 2020-01-14T23:00:00Z, 082231, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d2178au|