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Name 055035
Title XMM-Newton Observations of the Luminous NLS1 RX J0134.2-4258


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jmgtq5s
Author Prof Karen Leighly
Description We propose two 30ks XMM-Newton observations of the luminous (L_0.1-2 keV=4x10^44 erg-s) NLS1 RX J0134.2-4528. This object has unusual optical and UV emission-line properties that are consistent with an X-ray weak spectral energy distribution illuminating the broad-line region. The proposed observations will provide the first reliable measurement of alpha_ox. The EPIC observations will reveal X-ray spectral complexity that is common in XMM-Newton observations of NLS1s. These observations will be used to determine the intrinsic X-ray emission through spectral variability analysis, and through comparison with both the X-ray and UV emission-line properties of a sample of NLS1s.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-12-11T20:03:25Z/2008-12-12T05:03:38Z
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 2010-01-08T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-01-08T00:00:00Z, 055035, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jmgtq5s