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Name 055064
Title MCG-02-14-009: probing the physical properties of the strongest relativistic FeK


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p51yjid
Author Dr Delphine Porquet
Description MCG-02-14-009 appears to have the strongest relativistic FeK line among all the Seyfert 1s: a short 5ks XMM observation found the line to have an EWvirgul530-770eV, i.e. two times larger than for MCG-6-30-15. We propose a net 100 ks XMM observation follow-up of this AGN, providing a unique opportunity to gain insight into the physical properties of the disk in the region of strong gravity. The main goals of this proposal are: i) accurately measure the broad FeK line profile, thereby determining the geometry of the X-ray emitting region, accretion disk and the black hole spin; ii) determine the origin of the soft excess and whether it is due to emission from a photo-ionized disc or a warm absorber; and iii) characterize the AGN variability and determine whether the iron line responds to continuum changes.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-02-27T13:58:03Z/2009-03-01T03:05:48Z
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 2010-03-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010, 055064, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p51yjid