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Name 076350
Title Starburst-AGN relation in two nearby galaxies with low luminosity AGN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oqzkbm3
Author Ms Laura Tomas
Description We propose to study two nearby face-on galaxies, NGC1097 and NGC1566, which present circumnuclear star-forming and un-obscured AGN activity (Sy1), whose X-ray emission can be separated with XMM-Newton. Data available in other wavelenghts, combined with our X-ray data, will aid to characterize the AGN-starburst connection in these galaxies, which can help in disentangling both types of activity in objects at farther distances. Hard X-ray emission is a signature of AGN activity, while soft X-ray emission is attributed to hot plasma heated by mechanical energy released by stellar winds and supernovae. XMM-Newton data are key for this, as quality spectra can be obtained for the nucleus and circumnuclear rings and the AGN and starburst contributions can be characterized.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-11-05T01:49:16Z/2015-11-06T03:20:56Z
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 2016-12-01T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-12-01T23:00:00Z, 076350, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oqzkbm3