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Name 060509
Title The Effective Eddington Limit for AGN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-be3rw1l
Author Mr Ranjan Vasudevan
Description Feedback is an integral component of AGN and galaxy co-evolution. The outward radiation pressure balances the inward gravitational force on the dusty gas in the galaxy bulge at an effective Eddington limit, which is lower than the canonical Eddington limit. We have shown that absorption in AGN in The Swift-BAT 9-month survey is overwhelmingly located below the effective Eddington limit. Here we propose to observe the only three objects from this survey which are at this limit. Other sources near this boundary exhibit warm absorbers and outflows, and searching for evidence of such features in our proposed observations will provide an unprecedented level of detail in understanding sources in which the AGN is in the process of shaping the host galaxy.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-08-06T11:26:55Z/2009-11-06T05:46:03Z
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 2010-11-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-11-27T00:00:00Z, 060509, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-be3rw1l