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Name 011231
Title Scattering and Reprocessing in Seyfert Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ulm44p4
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT-We propose XMM observations of a sample of Seyfert 1.5--2 galaxies, which will enable us to explore many of the current of issues relating to the nature of active galaxies. The orientation implications of unification models will be tested by considering whether Seyfert 1.5 -- 2 galaxies generally show a strong Compton reflection component and by detailed modelling of the iron K line profile. Similarly the role of scattering in producing the soft X-ray excesses seen in the X-ray spectra of most Seyfert 1.5 - 2 galaxies will be investigated, the physical conditions in the r^ant media determined and the relationship between these scatters and the warm absorbers commonly observed in Seyfert 1.s explored.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-12-21T14:21:13Z/2002-10-18T08:51:38Z
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 2003-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-11-14T00:00:00Z, 011231, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ulm44p4