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Name 086190
Title XMM snapshot survey of an optically selected sample of black hole binaries
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0861900701
https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0861900801

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
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
Temporal Coverage 2020-05-04T20:34:52Z/2020-05-24T10:20:58Z
Version 18.02_20200221_1200
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 2021-07-22T00:00:00Z
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]