|Title||NGC1052, the Key to Explore the Disk-Jet Connection in AGN|
|Author||Dr Matthias Kadler|
|Description||In a large joined effort of major radio and X-ray facilities, we are monitoring the active galaxy NGC1052 with X-ray spectral observations, radio flux-density and parsec-scale VLBI imaging the jet-system. Our RXTE monitoring reveals high-amplitude X-ray variability, which seems to correlate with epochs of jet- production, presumably indicative of changes in the energy flow into the jet. We propose to perform two RXTE-triggered 50ksec observations of NGC1052 to measure the spectral composition in two different accretion states and in relation to the jet-production activity. We will trace the medium-to-hard X-ray evolution of the source between the two XMM-Newton pointings with a series of monthly 10ksec Swift- XRT observations, as well as with the Swift-BAT monitor.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2010-09-10T00:00:00Z, 055330, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mt1mjzz|