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Name 069378
Title Measurement of the BH spin in AGN with simultaneous XMM-NuSTAR observations


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k914m2c
Author Prof Giorgio Matt
Description We propose a Large Program (1350 ks) to perform simultaneous XMM-NuSTAR observations of five bright AGN. NuSTAR, to be launched on Spring 2012, will provide an increase in sensitivity in hard X-rays of more than two orders of magnitude. XMM-NuSTAR simultaneous observations will provide the most accurate broad-band X-ray spectra to date. The unprecedented control of the continuum will allow us to measure the black hole spin in these AGN with increased statistical precision and, more importantly, to remove systematic uncertainties and model ambiguities. The observations will also achieve other important goals like the accurate measurement of the hot corona.s parameters, the assessment of the relative importance of reflection vs complex absorption, the study of hard vs soft X-ray variability.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-11-04T17:33:38Z/2013-02-19T23:54:11Z
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 2014-03-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-03-02T00:00:00Z, 069378, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k914m2c