|Title||An unobscured view of the Seyfert X-ray continuum|
|Author||Dr Simon Vaughan|
|Description||We propose 50 ksec observations of two of the brightest, unabsorbed but otherwise normal Seyfert 1 nuclei: MCG--2-58-22 and Ark 120. We will constrain the intrinsic X-ray continuum with far greater precision than is possible in other, more spectrally complex objects and will and test the fundamental assumption that the Seyfert continuum is well-represented by a (Gammavirgul1.9) power-law. We will determine the iron line profile parameters, search for signs of soft X-ray reflection features and measure changes in the shape of the continuum, free from the ambiguities associated with simultaneously modelling the complex absorption present in other bright Seyferts.|
|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, 2004-09-25T00:00:00Z, 014719, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l3vtmgk|