|Title||SIMULTANEOUS XMM-NEWTON AND CXO-HETGS OBSERVATIONS OF SEYFERT 1 GALAXIES|
|Author||Dr Ian George|
|Description||We propose simultaneous XMM-Newton and CXO observations of two bright Seyfert 1 galaxies as part of a long-term programme to ensure that such observations are performed for the 20 brightest Seyfert 1 galaxies during the lifetimes of the missions. The targets, NGC 526A and MCG-2-58-22, were selected since they are the brightest members of the sample for which neither XMM-Newton nor CXO-HETGS observations have been made-scheduled with adequate signal-to-noise. The proposed observations will enable a number of important scientific issues to be addressed. For example, we will be able to decouple the narrow and broad Fe Kalpha line components: a crucial step in determining the real importance of relativistic effects close to the black hole.|
|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, 2004-08-24T00:00:00Z, 015094, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ootv7t3|