A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 089101


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-8t46ohc
Author Prof Andrew Fabian
Description NuSTAR can make a transformational advance in our understanding of how luminous accreting black holes work through long observations of rapidly-variable, X-ray-bright AGN. This enables X-ray reverberation studies, already a commonplace feature of AGN, to proceed to the next level and follow the behavior of the powerful dynamic corona and map the accretion flow immediately next to the black hole, measuring both spin and mass of the black hole. We propose a 500ks NuSTAR observation of the X-ray brightest high variability NLS1 AGN 1H1934-063, with 260ks of XMM, to measure relativistic reflection and reverberation in 3 flux states.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-10-23T11:29:56Z/2021-10-26T22:49:10Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-11-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-11-16T00:00:00Z, 089101, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-8t46ohc