website of Matthias Bissinger (né Kühnel)


on my webpage! I'm a astrophysicist and currently employed as a PostDoc at the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory Bamberg, which is part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics.
My main research concentrates on the data analysis of accreting neutron stars in X-ray binaries. In particular, I'm studying the evolution of these systems with time and mass accretion rate. Such analyses allow to determine the orbits of the binaries and improve our understanding of relativistic plasmas in strong magnetic and gravitational fields. Furthermore, I'm involved in the development of software for data analysis and in various web projects. See research and about me for more details. Informations about how to contact me are listed on the legal page.

ESA Space Science News

These news are a copy of the ESA space science news, for which I thank ESA for authorization. To read the full articles please visit the linked webpage.

Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn
2017 September 15

The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planets atmosphere.

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Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud
2017 September 14

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars.

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How to follow Cassini’s end of mission
2017 September 15

The international Cassini mission reaches its dramatic finale this Friday by plunging into Saturns atmosphere, concluding 13-years of exploration around the ringed planet.

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Celebrating Europe’s science highlights with Cassini
2017 September 06

The international Cassini-Huygens mission has explored Saturn and its rings and moons for 13 years, and will conclude by plunging into the planets atmosphere next week. This article highlights some of the missions exciting discoveries led by Europe...

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Close encounters of the stellar kind
2017 August 31

The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESAs Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our Sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our Solar System, sending some towards Earth in the distant future.

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Space-inspired Star Storm to premiere next month
2017 August 30

Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September.

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Initial NICER observations of a broadened iron line and QPOs in MAXI J1535–571
K. Gendreau et al., 2017 September 22

Discovery of two Probable Novae in M81
K. Hornoch et al., 2017 September 21

ePESSTO spectroscopic classification of optical transients
Z. Kostrzewa-Rutkowska et al., 2017 September 21

Gemini Near-infrared spectroscopic observations of Type IIP SN2017eaw in NGC6946
Jeonghee Rho et al., 2017 September 21

Spectroscopic Confirmation of ASASSN-16ra as a 2016 Galactic Nova in Norma
L. Chomiuk et al., 2017 September 21

Recent Publications

Simultaneous Monitoring of X-Ray and Radio Variability in Sagittarius A*
Capellupo, D. M., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 845, p. 35
ALMA Detects CO(3{ dash}2) within a Super Star Cluster in NGC 5253
Turner, J. L., et al., 2017, ApJ, vol. 846, p. 73

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Conjunction of Comets
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The Sun now

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Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304

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MAGIC-I telescope
MAGIC-I telescope

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