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Name 055150
Title XMM-Newton follow-up observations of AGILE-triggered gamma-ray flaring blazars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hk4zsu9
Author Dr Stefano Vercellone
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of flaring blazars triggered by the AGILE
gamma-ray satellite. For the first time after GCRO it will be possible to
observe blazars during high gamma-ray activity states from a few keV up to a few
GeV. This chance will be crucial to study the simultaneous spectral and temporal
behaviour of blazars and to study the synchrotron to Inverse Compton (IC)
transition region. Quasi-simultaneous observations by XMM-Newton and AGILE of
blazars in active states will be important to establish the peaks of the nuFnu
spectra, to study the broad-band SED, and to constrain the emitting particle
distributions and acceleration mechanisms. We request 3 x 15 ksec XMM-Newton ToO
observations (2 days apart) to cover the first major flare detected by AGILE.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-02-27T21:50:33Z/2010-03-04T16:55:54Z
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 2011-07-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Stefano Vercellone, 2011, 055150, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hk4zsu9