|Title||Shining light on obscured AGN outflows|
|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|
|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, 2018-01-13T23:00:00Z, 078086, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tn09dfj|