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Name 085198


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wz2osxe
Author Dr Michael L. Parker
Description We propose a deep 200 ks NuSTAR observations of the nearby (z = 0.005) repeat changing-look AGN NGC 1566 as it returns to quiescence, simultaneous with a 10 ks XMM-Newton exposure, to complete the X-ray picture of this unique source. With this observation, we will follow the properties of the X-ray corona as the source transitions back to a Seyfert 2, combining this with Swift monitoring to track the evolution of the accretion disk.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-08-11T16:27:46Z/2019-08-11T21:27:45Z
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 2020-09-02T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-09-02T22:00:00Z, 085198, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wz2osxe