A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015018
Title The X-ray spectrum of the luminous quasar RBS 315


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xvla62k
Author Dr Georg Lamer
Description With log(lx)=47.0 RBS315 is one of the most X-ray luminous quasars known.
Despite its redshift of z=2.69 it is bright enough in X-rays to obtain a high
quality spectrum with EPIC. We propose to observe RBS315 for 20 ksec in order
to obtain a high SNR X-ray spectrum spanning a source frame energy range of
0.7-40 keV. Important spectral features as the 6.4 keV iron fluorescence line,
the iron 7.11 keV absorption edge and the Compton reflection hump are redshifted
to favourable energies. We intend to measure the EW, energy, and shape of the
fluorescence line and measure the relative contributions of jet emission and
nuclear emission to the X-ray spectrum. We will also investigate possible
intrinsic absorption of the X-ray source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-07-25T13:39:23Z/2003-07-25T19:49:31Z
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 2004-09-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Georg Lamer, 2004, 015018, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xvla62k