A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072482
Title IRAS 18325-5926: A Seyfert 2 displaying unusual spectral characteristics


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3egt725
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
Temporal Coverage 2013-09-04T04:10:39Z/2013-10-16T22:30:03Z
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 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z
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