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.

Fracture swarms on Mars
2017 November 16

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planets crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.

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Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
2017 November 13

What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old.

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Webb’s first space targets chosen
2017 November 13

Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze...

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Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years
2017 November 06

Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturns ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new study finds, working in favour of the moon as a potentially hab...

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Launch your design with Cheops
2017 November 02

ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite.

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Surprisingly erratic X-ray auroras discovered at Jupiter
2017 October 30

ESA and NASA space telescopes have revealed that, unlike Earths polar lights, the intense auroras seen at Jupiters poles unexpectedly behave independently of one another.

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Classification of Gaia17cyr as a Ia supernova
M. Dennefeld, 2017 November 24

A new NIR Flare of the Blazar PKS0235+164
L. Carrasco et al., 2017 November 23

NIR brightening of the high redshift the blazar BZQJ0348-2749
L. Carrasco et al., 2017 November 23

NIR brightening of the flat spectrum QSO PKSB0415-029
L. Carrasco et al., 2017 November 23

Spectroscopic confirmation and photometry of the Fe II novae M31N 2017-11a (AT2017hvi) and M31N 2017-11c
S. Fabrika et al., 2017 November 23

Recent Publications

Reconstruction of a helical prominence in 3D from IRIS spectra and images
Schmieder, B., et al., 2017, A&A, vol. 606, p. A30
Extinction Ratios in the Inner Galaxy as Revealed by the VVV Survey
Alonso-García, J., et al., 2017, ApJL, vol. 849, p. L13
2MTF - VI. Measuring the velocity power spectrum
Howlett, C., et al., 2017, MNRAS, vol. 471, p. 3135-3151

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Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater
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Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304

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MAGIC-I telescope
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