|Title||The nuclear environment of radio-loud broad line AGN|
|Author||Dr Graziella Branduardi-Raymont|
|Description||We propose to obtain high signal-to-noise RGS spectra of the Broad Line Radio Galaxies (BLRGs) 3C120 and 3C390.3 in order to investigate the physical properties, the geometry and dynamics of their nuclear environments, which are likely to be dominated by the presence of relativistic jets. We will compare them with those of Seyfert galaxies, which are thought to be the radio-quiet analogues of BLRGs, and for some of which good quality RGS spectra have already been obtained. The associated EPIC spectra will provide data on the strengths and profiles of the Fe K _alpha emission lines, and will test the hypothesis that such line may originate in the jet rather than in the accretion disk.|
|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, 2004-09-28T00:00:00Z, 015284, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-inl747c|