A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020091


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5vtwvw8
Author European Space Agency
Description We propose to observe two high luminosity broad-line radio galaxies (BLRGs):
3C109 (z=0.31), the most X-ray luminous BLRG known and the most X-ray luminous
object in which a broad iron line was detected with ASCA, and 4C+74.26 (z=0.10),
a young, bright BLRG which also had a broad Fe K ASCA detection. A 40 ks
observation of 3C109 and a 35 ks observation of 4C+74.26 with XMM-Newton will
allow the first precise determination of the Fe K line properties in luminous
radio-loud active galaxies. The resulting constraints on the disc inclination
angle and inner radius will be of great significance for the understanding of
jet formation and accretion physics in luminous radio galaxies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-02-06T13:57:42Z/2005-02-04T04:48:47Z
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 2006-03-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006, Pushing Back The Limits: A Xmm Study Of Luminous Broad-Line Radio Galaxies, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5vtwvw8