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Name 001314
Title Studying the iron line complex in the bright Seyfert galaxy NGC 5506


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b6xowoq
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
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-02T22:01:45Z/2002-01-09T21:29:35Z
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 2003-01-25T00:00:00Z
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