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Name 010666
Title XMM GT observation of a Broad Absorption Line Quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zdczlrj
Author Dr Jean Clavel
Description GT- We propose to observe the Broad-Absorption Line (BAL) Quasar LBQSvirgul2212-1759 with XMM. This is one of the few BALQSO detected with ROSAT with a PSPC count rate of 0.049+--0.002 cts-s. A 50 ks exposure time yields virgul 22,000 cts with EPIC-pn (thin) and 850 cts with one RGS, i.e. a S-N ratio of virgul 3 per 10virgulev channel when combining both RGS and all orders. The spectra will be used to measure the X-ray absorption, compare it with the optical absorbing column and infer the physical conditions of the BAL gas.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-11-17T15:39:07Z/2001-11-19T04:51:47Z
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 2003-02-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-02-19T00:00:00Z, 010666, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zdczlrj