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Name 082375
Title Probing the physics of transitional ms pulsars through X-ray and optical pulses


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u5zmebp
Author Dr Alessandro Papitto
Description The X-ray emission of transitional ms pulsars in the disk state is highly peculiar and is a previously unknown outcome of the disk-magnetosphere interaction that has yet to be understood. We recently discovered that the transitional ms pulsar PSR J1023+0038 is also an optical pulsar (Ambrosino, Papitto et al. 2017, Nature Astronomy), strongly suggesting that a magnetospheric rotation-powered process is active. Simultaneous X- ray-optical high-temporal resolution observations are needed to finally nail down the mechanism, rotation or accretion power, producing optical and X-ray pulsations. We propose 2x25 ks and 2x30 ks observations of PSR J1023+0038 and 3FGL J1544.6 1125, simultaneously to high temporal resolution optical observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-12-11T20:13:24Z/2018-12-16T06:26:10Z
Version 19.17_20220121_1250
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 2020-01-14T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-01-14T23:00:00Z, 082375, 19.17_20220121_1250. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u5zmebp