A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065586
Title Search for a Massive X-ray Outflow in the brightest Narrow Line Quasar


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x3as7bs
Author Prof Martin Ward
Description Massive high velocity outflows in AGN have become an important, and somewhat controversial, area of study over the past few years. However, the number of well studied cases is extremely limited. We have identified a bright, BAL-like quasar, which is an excellent candidate for investigation of a possible X-ray outflow. RX J1230.8+0115 can potentially provide an X-ray spectrum of similar quality to the two best studied examples, namely PG1211+143, and PDS456.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-12-15T16:03:47Z/2010-12-16T16:51:59Z
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 2012-01-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-01-22T00:00:00Z, 065586, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x3as7bs