|Title||Revealing a potential SNR host to a black hole X-ray binary|
|Author||Dr Jon Miller|
|Description||Radio and X-ray imaging of a newly discovered, transient X-ray binary reveals a supernova remnant. High extinction prevents a mass function for the binary, but every available diagnostic signals that the primary is a black hole. IR imaging suggests a high- or intermediate-mass companion star. The structure of the SNR is particularly clear in radio, and similar to Cas A. However, the X-ray structure is not clearly revealed in a prior XMM-Newton snapshot. We request 90 ks of good exposure (150 ks total) to reveal the X-ray morphology of the SNR, obtain basic age constraints from spectral modeling, and to make a test of the remnant type that could reveal the X-ray binary-SNR association as spurious.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN|
|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, 2022-03-23T00:00:00Z, 090154, 19.17_20220121_1250. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|