A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 008996
Title An XMM Long-Look at NGC 5548


DOI 10.5270/esa-hlc9dhc
Author Dr Rick Edelson
Description NGC5548, one of the brightest, most strongly variable and best-studied AGN in X-rays, has only 20 ksec in the XMM GTO programme. We propose a 130 ksec long look. When combined with ongoing RXTE monitoring, this will allow determination of the fluctuation power density spectrum over an unprecedented range of time scales from ~100 to 4x107 sec and measurement of the low frequency break characteristic time scale. NGC 5548 has been claimed to show quasi periodic oscillation; these data will provide a rigorous test. The deep RGS observation will allow the first direct view of its rich spectrum, which includes a strong warm absorber, soft excess and iron line. If we detect rapid variability in these components, we will use cross-correlation analysis to estimate the size.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-07-09T15:45:59Z/2001-07-12T18:27:19Z
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 2002-09-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-17T00:00:00Z, 008996, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hlc9dhc