A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 086433
Title Quasi-Periodic Eruptions (QPEs) in GSN 069


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-xarxc2x
Author Dr Giovanni Miniutti
Description We have recently reported on the discovery of a new X-ray variability pattern
from the nucleus of the galaxy GSNvirgul069, dubbed as Quasi-Periodic Eruptions, or
QPEs (Miniutti et al. 2019, Nature, 573, 381). We propose here for further
XMM-Newton observations to better characterize this newly-discovered variability
pattern. Ideally, our observations will be complemented with 2 HST orbits with
the goals of\: i) deriving the optical to X-ray SED of GSNvirgul069; ii) search for
possible blue point sources other than the galactic nucleus in comparison with
our Chandra data; iii) study the morphology of the poorly known host galaxy; iv)
study the spatially-resolved structure of the narrow-line-region in [OvirgulIII].
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-01-10T04:22:24Z/2020-06-15T08:43:39Z
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 2021-07-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Giovanni Miniutti, 2021, 086433, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-xarxc2x