|Title||Monitoring of a gravitationally lensed blazar B0218+357|
|Author||Dr Julian Sitarek|
|Description||We propose to perform the last year of a joined monitoring campaign of a z = 0.94 gravitationally lensed blazar B0218+357 by MAGIC, NOT and KaVA with an additional X-ray coverage by Swift and ASTROSAT. The monitoring times are optimized such to allow us to observe flares both in leading and trailing component (both separated by about 11 days). The data will be used in a broadband modelling of the emission from the source and search for microlensing effects.|
|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, 2021-02-04T00:00:00Z, 085040, 18.01_20200110_1700. https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]|