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Name 009436
Title X-ray Spectroscopy of Low-Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei with XMM


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l8ten9x
Author Dr Eliot Quataert
Description We propose to use {it XMM} to perform X-ray spectroscopy on the nuclei of several nearby galaxies which harbor low-luminosity active galactic nuclei (LLAGN; NGC 4736, NGC 5033, and NGC 1052). {it ASCA} observations of these and other LLAGN suggest iron emission-line properties quite different from those of luminous Seyfert galaxies. {it XMM} will provide definitive measurements of the iron line properties in these systems (physical line width, equivalent width, centroid energy). This has important implications for the physics of accretion in LLAGN.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-09T23:51:15Z/2002-12-18T19:00:53Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
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.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2004-01-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-01-31T00:00:00Z, 009436, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l8ten9x