A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020025
Title X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY OF GAS-POOR GALAXIES WITH SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0200250101

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ktrc2pc
Author Dr MICHAEL LOEWENSTEIN
Description We propose to observe five X-ray faint galaxies with secure dynamical evidence
for the presence of supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and previously detected
low-luminosity nuclear X-ray emission. Our primary goal is to obtain and analyze
EPIC spectra of the nuclei in order to clarify the nature of the emission
mechanism and compare them with more luminous systems, with each other, and with
theoretical expectations. Our secondary goal is to study the thermal and
chemical characteristics of hot gas in X-ray faint elliptical galaxies.
Observations that are optimal for addressing these issues do not presently
exist.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-10-10T08:45:02Z/2004-10-10T19:35:11Z
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 2005-11-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr MICHAEL LOEWENSTEIN, 2005, 020025, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ktrc2pc