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Name 080179
Title A link between X-ray weakness and Eddington ratio in BALQSOs?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3c6eajk
Author Dr Fabio Vito
Description We found hints of an anti-correlation between observed X-ray weakness and Eddington ratio in a small sample of BALQSOs observed in the X-rays with high- quality black hole mass estimates. We argue that this could be due to intervening obscuration (perhaps due to the presence of a failed wind at the base of the accretion disk, as requested by some model of wind launching in BALQSOs) or to intrinsic (i.e. not due to absorption) X-ray weakness, sometimes associated with rapidly-accreting SMBH. In order to assess if that anti-correlation exists and to test the different possible physical explanations, we propose to observe with XMM-Newton a sample of 8 BALQSOs at z=1.7-1.9, for a total of 147 ks.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-05-01T22:57:23Z/2017-07-13T17:30:51Z
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 2018-08-01T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-08-01T22:00:00Z, 080179, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3c6eajk