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Name 086323
Title The recreation of the X-ray corona in the changing-look AGN 1ES 1927+654


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-hk6dtqk
Author Dr Claudio Ricci
Description Our group recently witnessed the destruction and recreation of the X-ray corona in a nearby changing-look AGN. This source underwent an optical-UV outburst after which the X-ray power-law, ubiquitously detected in AGN, completely disappeared. Our monitoring revealed that a few months after the event, as the luminosity of the source increased, the corona re-appeared. The X-ray source is however still very cool and optically thin, and it might fully reform in the next months. We propose here several XMM-Newton-NuSTAR observations to monitor the reappearance of the hard component and the evolution of the plasma properties. The proposed observations provide a unique opportunity to study the creation of the X-ray corona, as well as to understand changing-look transitions
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-05-03T22:43:40Z/2021-01-12T18:20:40Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2022-02-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-02-04T00:00:00Z, 086323, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-hk6dtqk