A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 079563


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-so6c7b7
Author Dr Dominic Walton
Description Previous X-ray observations of the Seyfert 2 galaxy IRAS00521 show evidence for some of the strongest reflection from the accretion disk observed among local, Compton-thin AGN. The unusually high reflection fraction indicates an extreme accretion geometry in which the intrinsic continuum emission experiences strong gravitational light bending, resulting in a broadband X-ray spectrum dominated by reflection from the inner accretion disk. However, IRAS00521 has never been observed in the hard X-ray band. We request a coordinated broadband X-ray observation of this remarkable source with XMM (175ks) and NuSTAR (300ks). The quality of the data will enable us to robustly confirm the strong reflection, and utilize the full potential of the latest models to measure the black hole spin.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-09-30T16:22:50Z/2017-10-03T12:32:13Z
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 2018-10-23T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-10-23T22:00:00Z, 079563, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-so6c7b7