A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050412
Title X-ray Environment of Radio Galaxy 4C 29.30


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vlnderd
Author Dr Aneta Siemiginowska
Description We propose to observe a radio galaxy, 4C 29.30 with XMM-Newton for 40ksec in order to study (1) the spectral properties of the nucleus; and (2) search for X-ray emission associated with the radio halo surrounding this source. This low redshift galaxy is embedded in a rich environment studied in optical and radio bands. The radio jets end just outside the host galaxy and this 60kpc structure is embedded in a virgul600kpc radio halo. The good quality X-ray observations are missing. A short virgul8ksec Chandra archival data with a low S-N do not allow for detailed analysis. Our new XMM-Newton observation will provide the best quality X-ray spectra of the radio core. The large field of view of the XMM-Newton is required for studies of any large scale emission associated with the radio halo.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-04-11T09:33:36Z/2008-04-12T01:16:26Z
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 2009-06-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-06-06T00:00:00Z, 050412, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vlnderd