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The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue
Aims. Pointed observations with XMM-Newton provide the basis for creating catalogues of X-ray sources detected serendipitously in each field. This paper describes the creation and characteristics of
The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey - VII. The third XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue
© ESO, 2016.Context. Thanks to the large collecting area (3 × ∼1500 cm2 at 1.5 keV) and wide field of view (30′ across in full field mode) of the X-ray cameras on board the European Space Agency
A broad absorption feature in the X-ray spectrum of the isolated neutron star RBS1223 (1RXSJ130848.6+212708)
X-ray spectra of the isolated neutron star RBS1223 obtained with the instruments on board XMM-Newton in December 2001 and January 2003 show deviations from a Planckian energy distribution at energies
The Hot and Energetic Universe: A White Paper presenting the science theme motivating the Athena+ mission
This White Paper, submitted to the recent ESA call for science themes to define its future large missions, advocates the need for a transformational leap in our understanding of two key questions in
A mass of less than 15 solar masses for the black hole in an ultraluminous X-ray source
The results demonstrate that in P13, soft thermal emission and spectral curvature are indeed signatures of supercritical accretion, and by analogy, ultraluminousX-ray sources with similar X-ray spectra and luminosities can be explained by super critical accretion onto massive stellar-mass black holes.
The isolated neutron star X-ray pulsars RX J0420.0-5022 and RX J0806.4-4123: New X-ray and optical observations
We report on the analysis of new X-ray data obtained with XMM-Newton and Chandra from two ROSAT-discovered X-ray dim isolated neutron stars (XDINs). RX J0806.4−4123 was observed with XMM-Newton in
The Optical Light Curve of the Low-Mass X-Ray Binary XB 1254-690
The discovery of periodic optical variations from the counterpart of the low-mass X-ray binary XB 1254-690 is reported. The period is 0.163890 + or - 0.000009 days, identical to the recurrence period
The ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 1313 X-2. Its optical counterpart and environment
NGC 1313 X-2 is one of the brightest ultraluminous X-ray sources in the sky, at both X-ray and optical wavelengths; therefore, quite a few studies of available ESO VLT and HST data have appeared in
Identification of selected sources from the ROSAT Galactic Plane Survey. I.
We report on optical searches in the error circles of 93 ROSAT survey sources located at low galactic latitudes ( H . This relatively good segregation offers the possibility to build source samples
CAL 83: a 1-day period low-mass X-ray binary in the LMC
La campagne d'observation internationale de CAL 83, en 1984, a permis la determination sans aucune ambiguite de la periode de cette binaire RX. Elle est de 1.04 jours avec une modulation sinusoidale