|Title||XMM snapshot survey of an optically selected sample of black hole binaries|
|Author||Prof Albert Kong|
|Description||In a recent survey by combining photometry of ASAS-SN and spectroscopy of LAMOST, a sample black hole binary candidates were selected. We speculate that they are X-ray binary systems in the quiescent state. To distinguish them from chromospherically active binaries, we propose to use XMM-Newton observations to search for their X-ray counterparts. By measuring the X-ray spectrum and X-ray flux, we can select the most promising black hole candidates for follow-up observations.|
|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, 2021-07-22T00:00:00Z, 086190, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|