A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 078069
Title UV to hard X-ray spectroscopy of the prototype disk wind quasar, PDS 456


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmrb5dg
Author Dr James Reeves
Description PDS 456, the most luminous nearby AGN, is now recognised as the prototype ultra fast outflow. Our recent XMM-Newton and NuSTAR campaign on PDS 456 established the presence of a fast (0.3c), wide angle disk wind, sufficient to provide significant mechanical feedback into its host galaxy. The new RGS data have revealed the presence of variable, broad soft X-ray absorption lines from the disk wind, which may be associated to the partial covering absorber. Here we propose for 2x80 ks XMM-Newton observations of PDS 456 and a two orbit HST-COS snapshot which will simultaneously measure the wind in the UV and X-rays. The requested observations will be concurrent with a likely Astro-H observation during 2016. For the first time we will obtain high resolution coverage of the wind from the UV to hard X-rays.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-03-23T18:38:38Z/2017-03-26T06:29:31Z
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 2018-05-09T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-05-09T22:00:00Z, 078069, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmrb5dg