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Name 009438
Title High Resolution X-ray Properties of BL Lacs: An XMM Survey


DOI 10.5270/esa-1nkodz6
Author Dr Eric Perlman
Description We propose a survey of BL Lacs with XMM-EPIC. The 36 target objects were selected to span the range of continuum shapes in BL Lacs and be the X-ray brightest in every continuum shape class. This program will: (1) define the range of absorption and emission line properties in BL Lacs, and (2) pick out objects deserving of deeper study. This survey will provide the information necessary to place in context RGS observations of individual objects. By probing the X-ray spectrum we will learn information critical to understanding AGN central engines, including absorption edges from high-velocity material in the BLR and possibly interactions between the jet and nuclear medium.
Publication Soft X-ray emission lines in the afterglow spectrum of GRB 011211: A detailed XMM-Newton analysis . Reeves, J. N., Watson, D., et all. . A&A . 403-463 . 2003 . 2003A&A...403..463R ,
The afterglow and the host galaxy of GRB 011211 . Jakobsson, P., Hjorth, J., et all. . A&A . 408-941 . 2003 . 2003A&A...408..941J ,
Statistical re-examination of reported emission lines in the X-ray afterglow of GRB 011211 . Rutledge, Robert E., Sako, Masao, . MNRAS . 339-600 . 2003 . 2003MNRAS.339..600R ,
Reconsidering the origin of the X-ray emission lines in GRB 011211 . Tavecchio, F., Ghisellini, G., . A&A . 415-443 . 2004 . 2004A&A...415..443T ,
Exploring the X-ray sky with the XMM-Newton bright serendipitous survey . Della Ceca, R., Maccacaro, T., et all. . A&A . 428-383 . 2004 . 2004A&A...428..383D ,
The GRB 011211 X-Ray Lines: Toward Resolving the Significance Debate . Butler, N., Ricker, G., et all. . ApJ . 627-9 . 2005 . 2005ApJ...627L...9B ,
Dust-scattered X-ray halos around gamma-ray bursts: GRB 031203 revisited and the new case of GRB 050713A . Tiengo, A., Mereghetti, S., . A&A . 449-203 . 2006 . 2006A&A...449..203T ,
X-ray continuum properties of GRB afterglows observed by XMM-Newton and Chandra . Gendre, B., Corsi, A., . A&A . 455-803 . 2006 . 2006A&A...455..803G ,
High-precision multi-band m...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-05-15T19:29:39Z/2003-02-09T07:59:55Z
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 2004-03-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-03-12T00:00:00Z, 009438, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1nkodz6