|Title||Starburst-AGN relation in two nearby galaxies with low luminosity AGN|
|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|
|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, 2016-12-01T23:00:00Z, 076350, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oqzkbm3|