|Title||Investigating hard X-ray transients in the Magellanic Cloud System|
|Author||Dr Frank Haberl|
|Description||The Magellanic Clouds (MCs) harbour a large sample of Be-X-ray binaries at a moderate and well known distance with low Galactic foreground absorption. However, their transient nature complicates observations in X-rays. During the eROSITA all-sky survey the MCs and the Magellanic Bridge (MB) between them will be scanned frequently. This provides the unique opportunity to detect high-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs) during outburst in the full Magellanic System (MS). We propose five triggered XMM-Newton observations of new or unexplored HMXBs in the MS. Our goal is to study their spectral and temporal properties, to continue the build-up of large statistical samples of these sources in both clouds and in particular in the MB, where Be-X-ray binaries have already been found.|
|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, 2022-06-03T00:00:00Z, 086080, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|