|Title||IRAS 18325-5926: A Seyfert 2 displaying unusual spectral characteristics|
|Author||Mr Andrew Lobban|
|Description||IRAS 18325-5926 is a type-2 Seyfert galaxy displaying unusual spectral properties; namely a broad Fe line perhaps originating primarily from He-like Fe, ionised warm-absorber features and a moderately low absorption column of cold matter. It also exhibits significant and rapid X-ray variability. However, this source has been somewhat overlooked and the only existing XMM-Newton observation suffered from severe technical problems. Through a new 150ks exposure with XMM-Newton we aim to constrain the true nature and origin of the broad Fe line, confirm the presence of outflowing ionised absorption, test for soft X-ray reflection features from an ionised accretion disc and probe the variability of the continuum, iron line and warm absorber on both short and long timescales.|
|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, 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z, 072482, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3egt725|