A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 079560


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-egwp4aj
Author Dr Anne Maria Lohfink
Description The X-ray reflection spectrum from the inner parts of the accretion disk is one of the key sources of information about the structure of the innermost regions around the black hole. While it has provided us with valuable details in radio-quiet AGN, few radio-loud objects have been studied with similar detail. However these studies of the innermost regions are needed, as it is there that relativistic jets are thought to be launched. Here, we propose to study the reflection spectrum of the broad-line radio galaxy 3C 109. 3C 109 is a particularly interesting target as it is the only radio galaxy with an Eddington fraction exceeding unity. Our findings will be placed into context of studies of reflection in other radio-loud and radio-quiet sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-08-20T02:33:43Z/2017-08-20T20:32:03Z
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 2018-09-11T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-09-11T22:00:00Z, 079560, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-egwp4aj