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Name 030592
Title Looking for the X-ray signature of intermediate-mass black holes in AGNs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5x7wohu
Author Dr Giovanni Miniutti
Description We propose to observe 4 AGN with candidate intermediate mass black holes. Our targets have been selected by Greene and Ho (2004) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and have all previous X-ray detections by ROSAT. We will study the X-ray variability and spectra of this most interesting class of black holes with the aim of clarifying their nature.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-04-04T11:29:19Z/2005-12-03T15:05:36Z
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 2006-12-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-12-21T00:00:00Z, 030592, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5x7wohu