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Name 060139
Title Anatomy of an outflow: mapping the Markarian 509 warm absorber


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k6ng7mn
Author Dr Jelle Kaastra
Description AGN outflows impact the evolution of supermassive black holes, host galaxies, surrounding IGM, and cooling flows. However, the physical properties of these winds are poorly known. We propose to obtain the deepest RGS spectrum of any AGN, allowing us to determine the physical conditions of the gas. Through monitoring of the warm absorber using the combined EPIC and RGS spectra we will unambiguously constrain the location and geometry of this outflow. These unprecedented constraints allow us to estimate the parameters that determine the effect of AGN outflows on their environment: mass flux and kinetic luminosity. For this ambitious program, we propose to observe Mrk 509 for 600 ks using 10 observations of 60 ks each, spaced by 4 days.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-10-15T06:36:55Z/2009-11-21T01:24:54Z
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 2010-12-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-12-10T00:00:00Z, 060139, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k6ng7mn