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Name 030355
Title Exploratory XMM-Newton observations of AGNs with intermediate mass black hole


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o7rkwjq
Author Dr Gulab Dewangan
Description We propose for exploratory observations of 13 low luminosity AGNs with candidate intermediate mass black holes (IMBHs). These objects were discovered in the SDSS. The optical line width-luminosity relation implies black hole masses of these AGNs in the range of 1e4-1e6 Msun. None of the 13 objects has been detected in the RASS, and their X-ray nature has remained unexplored. These AGNs are expected to show most rapid X-ray variability and hottest accretion disk emission among all radio-quiet AGNs. They are the best candidates to study the effect of a relatively low mass black hole. Our proposed observations will characterize their X-ray emission for the first time, extend their spectral energy distributions and investigate the nature of IMBHs in galactic nuclei.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-02-16T21:43:14Z/2006-04-27T01:39:56Z
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 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z, 030355, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o7rkwjq