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Name 009177
Title Killing Three Birds with One Stone in NGC 1316 (Fornax A)


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6olls6j
Author Dr Naoko Iyomoto
Description We propose an XMM EPIC observation of the bright radio galaxy NGC 1316 (Fornax A) for 60 ksec. The observation have three independent goals, each of fundamental importance. First, we can investigate the spatial distribution of the inverse-Compton (IC) X-ray in the NGC 1316 east lobe, to determine distributions of the relativistic electron and the magnetic field. Secondly, the EPIC also allows us to put a tight upper limit to the current nuclear activity, to confirm that NGC 1316 is a precious relic of past luminous AGN. Thirdly, we can accurately measure the metal abundances of the inter-stellar medium (ISM) of an X-ray dim elliptical galaxy, using NGC 1316 as a prototype.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-02-03T15:25:53Z/2002-02-04T09:15:39Z
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 2003-05-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-05-20T00:00:00Z, 009177, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6olls6j