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Name 020377


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vm9e4re
Description This proposal aims to measure the iron K line profiles in the brightest radio
quiet quasars with XMM-Newton. Early XMM-Newton results suggest that the iron
line profiles in luminous AGN differ considerably to those in Seyfert 1s, which
could be linked to fundamental parameters such as accretion rate and black hole
spin. Our aims are to resolve the profiles in all 3 quasars proposed, and
determine how the broad line component and thus the accretion disc evolves with
luminosity. We will also measure any narrow line component associated with more
distant material, such as the torus. Finally we will determine whether a highly
ionised outflow is present, which is now being detected in other luminous AGN,
and may constitute a substantial fraction of the overall energy budget.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-07-14T07:29:03Z/2004-12-20T09:44:08Z
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 2006-02-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr JAMES REEVES, 2006, 020377, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vm9e4re