|Title||PUSHING BACK THE LIMITS: A XMM STUDY OF LUMINOUS BROAD-LINE RADIO GALAXIES|
|Author||Dr D.R. BALLANTYNE|
|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|
|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, 2006-03-07T00:00:00Z, 020091, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5vtwvw8|