A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030024
Title X-ray properties of a sample of polar-scattered Seyfert 1 galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ltdaxdq
Author Dr Elena Jimenez-Bailon
Description We propose to study the X-ray properties of a complete sample of Seyfert 1 galaxies which their optical polarized spectra are similar to those of Seyfert 2 galaxies. The optical properties of these objects can be explained if they are observed at an inclination comparable with the torus opening angle. A systematic analysis in the X-ray band of these objects would reveal the imprint of both the atmosphere of the torus and the features of the nearly ubiquitous warm absorbers observed in Seyfert 1 galaxies. The study will produce new insights to our knowledge on the accretion flow geometry in AGNs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-07-26T07:31:11Z/2006-03-07T18:27:48Z
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 2008-08-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-08-29T00:00:00Z, 030024, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ltdaxdq