|Title||WARM ABSORBERS IN THE OPTICALLY HIGHLY POLARIZED AGN IRAS 12397+3333|
|Author||Dr DIRK GRUPE|
|Description||We propose to observe the optically highly polarized Narrow-Line Seyfert 1.5 galaxy IRAS 12397+3333 in order to study its complex warm absorber features with XMM-Newton.s RGS. This observation will enable us to determine the ionization states of the ionized gas around the central black hole and by the column densities and blueshift of the absorption lines we can determine the gas outflow rate. In combination with other observational techniques such as optical spectropolarimetry and by comparison with other XMM RGS observations of AGN with warm absorbers we can test and fine-tune (unified) AGN models. RX J12397+3333 is one of a few known X-ray bright AGN with warm absorbers which have yet not been observed by XMM.|
|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, 2006-07-20T00:00:00Z, 020218, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-39zciv2|