A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011124
Title The Circumnuclear Environment in the Circinus Galaxy


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u5gt4ad
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description GT - The Circinus Galaxy is the closest and one the brightest Seyfert II galaxies in the sky. The X-ray spectrum is dominated by recombination and fluorescent lines from a wide range in degree of ionization. High resolution X-ray spectroscopic studies will allow us to determine the structure of the active nucleus through measurements of velocity fields and temperatures of the emission line regions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-08-06T08:54:51Z/2001-08-07T15:25:38Z
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 2002-10-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-10-18T00:00:00Z, 011124, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u5gt4ad