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Name 015094


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ootv7t3
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
Temporal Coverage 2003-06-21T22:58:28Z/2003-06-22T12:17:06Z
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 2004-08-24T00:00:00Z
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