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Name 040538
Title X-ray Emission of Seyfert 2 Galaxies: Contribution of Star-Forming Processes


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-49tn9w4
Author Dr Elena Jimenez-Bailon
Description We propose to study the SB-AGN connection in a representative sample of Seyfert 2 galaxies in which the stellar population have been analysed using state-of-the-art population synthesis models in the optical-UV. By extending the results of the optical modeling to X-rays, we can infer the amount of energy in the X band produced by the SB and compare it with the energy from the central engine. Interestingly, this will allow us to elucidate the nature of the soft X-ray emission in Seyfert 2s, which is still largely unknown. The lack of well studied samples of Seyfert 2s which explore the complementary information provided by optical-UV and X-ray observations in a consistent and well defined manner justifies further analysis using high quality data such as those proposed here.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-02-01T11:32:43Z/2007-05-01T00:43:31Z
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 2008-05-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-05-31T00:00:00Z, 040538, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-49tn9w4