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Name 078086
Title Shining light on obscured AGN outflows


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tn09dfj
Author Prof Jelle Kaastra
Description AGN can be obscured by gas streams close to the black hole that shield remote regions from ionising radiation. We witnessed such an event in NGC 5548 where 90% of the soft X-rays are blocked by a dense gas stream close to the BLR. Our joint observations with XMM-Newton, NuSTAR and HST-COS showed UV BAL lines associated with the X-ray absorption and allowed us to characterise this unique obscuration event completely. We propose to investigate a similar event in another Seyfert 1 using the same instruments. Swift monitoring will be used to find the event, which will be characterised by joint ToO observations with XMM-Newton (150 ks), HST-COS (4 orbits) and NuSTAR (50 ks).
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-12-11T09:15:48Z/2016-12-22T00:26:16Z
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 2018-01-13T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-01-13T23:00:00Z, 078086, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tn09dfj