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Name 030031
Title The broad iron lines in X-ray weak quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7os1vku
Author Dr Norbert Schartel
Description Recent XMM-Newton and Chandra observations show strong indications that X-ray weak quasar.s spectra harbor a relativistically broaden iron line. Three obser- vations of X-ray weak quasars show unique absorbing material with physical con- ditions, which are not comparable with the absorbers described for AGNs so far: The absorbers in X-ray weak quasars have much higher column density and ionizat- ion parameter. This can be understood if our line of sight to the nucleus grazes the upper tip of the torus. We propose observations of two X-ray weak quasars for which relativistic iron lines have been detected to determine the line physical parameters. We want to measure the disk inclination angle and to check if it is aligned with the viewing angle suggested by the absorption features.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-11-20T21:12:56Z/2006-01-25T05:27:48Z
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 2007-02-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-02-10T00:00:00Z, 030031, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7os1vku