A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009602
Title High Resolution Spectroscopy of Mkn 766


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pnnn9pr
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description PV- We plan to use the observation of this narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxy to verify the capability of the RGS to separate and characterize the various components in its soft X-ray spectrum; this object has a steep power law continuum with a soft excess. It has shown evidence for absorption by ionized oxygen which suggests the presence of a dusty warm absorber, and for rapid variability. We will assess the accuracy achievable in deriving its physical parameters (ionization stages, densities, gas velocities, etc.) over time, and also demonstrate the feasibility of searching for emission features (in particular OVIII Ly alpha) from the warm absorber.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-05-20T05:39:39Z/2000-05-20T22:00:14Z
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 2001-10-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-10-30T00:00:00Z, 009602, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pnnn9pr