|Title||The Unique Case of PKS J1220+0203: a jetted AGN with a broad Iron Line|
|Author||Dr Marco Ajello|
|Description||PKS J1220+0203 is the only AGN with a relativistic jet, whose X-ray spectrum is reflection dominated and boasts a broad Iron line emission with equivalent width of 1.2 keV. Because of the jet inclination angle and the lack of obscuration, we believe this emission arises in the inner regions of the accretion disk and it is relativistically blurred. As such it provides a unique opportunity to probe the geometry and state of the accretion flow near the black hole and the black hole spin. We propose to acquire a high signal-to-noise spectrum with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR to study the accretion flow and measure the black hole spin in this very interesting object.|
|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, 2018-06-30T22:00:00Z, 080256, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jz7w2ey|