|Title||THROUGH LENSED BAL QUASARS BRIGHTLY|
|Author||Dr GEORGE CHARTAS|
|Description||We propose to make XMM observations of two lensed BAL quasars that we expect will yield high signal-to-noise detections. With these observations we will constrain the BAL column densities, ionization state, search for correlations of BAL column densities with X-ray luminosity, optical polarization, and gas outflow velocities. Finally we will make use of the unique capability of XMM to simultaneously observe variable BAL systems in both the X-ray and UV bands and apply these findings to test the validity of current BAL wind 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, 2004-07-18T00:00:00Z, 014575, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oi50jio|