|Title||Studying the iron line complex in the bright Seyfert galaxy NGC 5506|
|Author||Prof Giorgio Matt|
|Description||We propose a 30 ks observation with XMM of the bright Seyfert galaxies NGC5506. The main goal is to study in detail the iron line complex. BeppoSAX observations suggest the presence of a narrow component besides the relativistic one. The proposed XMM observation will permit to disentangle the two components with great accuracy. By products of the proposed observation are: spatial and spectral analysis of the soft excess, which will possibly clarify its nature; variability studies, which in principle can shed light on the primary emission mechanism.|
|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, 2003-01-25T00:00:00Z, 001314, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b6xowoq|