A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009474
Title Complex absorption in low luminosity AGN SSC_2


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2p6fipq
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT-We propose to observe bright AGN (2-10 keV fluxes around 1E-11 cgs) for which X-ray broad-band colours in the 0.1-10 keV band are highly suggestive of complex absorption. We believe these objects might have either both a warm and a cold absorber or a cold absorber which does not fully cover the central source. Our proposed XMM-EPIC spectroscopy aims at distinguishing between these scenarios and the proper characterisation of these complex absorption features.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-12-08T16:20:02Z/2002-05-27T19:17:29Z
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 2003-06-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-25T00:00:00Z, 009474, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2p6fipq