|Title||Study of X-ray Weakness among Luminous Narrow-line Quasars|
|Author||Dr Chiho Matsumoto|
|Description||The unusual properties of Narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s) are thought to result from a higher accretion rate relative to Eddington than broad-line Seyferts. Luminous NLS1s should have the highest accretion rates of all. With our recent study, several X-ray weak objects were found, and it is suggested that X-ray weakness may occur more frequently among more luminous regime. To investigate the nature of X-ray weak objects, we propose short observations of four optically-luminous X-ray--weak NLS1s with XMM-Newton.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2007-05-19T00:00:00Z, 030599, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-87dnqyr|