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Name 030609
Title Probing flows in and out of Mrk509 with Iron absorption lines


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pfh8ae3
Author Dr Massimo Cappi
Description We propose a 200 ks observation of the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 509 with XMM to probe the dynamics of the accretion and ejection of material onto its BH. Mrk 509 is the best target for these studies because i) it is unique in showing two narrow absorption lines at virgul5.4 keV and virgul8.2 keV, and ii) it is bright enough (F(2-10)virgul2-5x10e-11 erg -cm2-s) to allow time-resolved spectral studies necessary to follow the time evolution of these transient (timescale virgul20 ks) features. One exciting possibility for the origin of these lines is that we are probing highly ionized Iron in absorbing clouds with inward and outward velocities of virgul0.2c. Our goal is to characterise the geometry, kinematics (velocities) and, most importantly, dynamics (velocities variations) of the absorbing material.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-10-16T06:54:17Z/2006-04-26T15:21:38Z
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, 030609, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pfh8ae3