|Title||An XMM Study of the Bright Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxy Arakelian 564|
|Author||Prof William Brandt|
|Description||X-ray observations of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1) continue to drive our understanding of the Seyfert phenomenon, and physical models for NLS1 suggest that they have extreme values of mass accretion rate or nuclear orientation. We propose an XMM study of Akn 564, one of the X-ray brightest and most interesting NLS1, that will test these NLS1 models. We will study the shape and variability of its energetically dominant soft X-ray excess to determine its origin and test the idea that NLS1 are characterized by high mass accretion rates. We will also study spectral features at low energy to determine if they originate in an ionized accretion disk. We will use the broad FeK line profile to constrain the inner disk inclination and test nuclear orientation models.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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, 2003-01-22T00:00:00Z, 000681, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-41a2yud|