|Title||High Redshift Radio-Quiet Quasars|
|Author||Dr Martin Turner|
|Description||GT- Observations of luminous high redshift radio-quiet quasars are proposed as part of the XMM GT programme. The aims are to probe the local environment of quasars at high redshift, by means of the intervening absorbing matter. Another goal is to learn more about the central engine from the X-ray continuum plus Fe line - reflection reprocessing. Insight can also be gained into the evolutionary properties of quasars. A specific aim with the radio-quiet quasars will be to study the properties of the central engine, through the reflection component and the properties of the iron K line. Additionally we will test whether X-ray absorption, thought to be associated with high z radio-loud quasars, is present in the radio-quiet objects.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2002-12-29T00:00:00Z, 011263, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-blt1j6e|