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Name 020389


DOI 10.5270/esa-meg44b4
Description We propose a moderately long (80 ksec) observation of IC 2560, a Seyfert 2 galaxy with a luminous water megamaser that shows many similarities to the archtypical megamaser NGC 4258. IC 2560 is likely to be a key object for our understanding of accretion disks around supermassive black holes. A brief Chandra observation showed that the X-ray source is hidden behind Compton-thick obscuration, with an extremely strong (EW = 3.6 keV) Fe K alpha line. Our observation will collect approximately 10,000 source photons, allowing us to obtain a high-quality spectrum of the central source, which will be used to determine the source parameters, search for a Compton shoulder on the Fe K alpha line, and obtain a vastly improved spectrum of the soft X-ray emission.
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The XMM Cl...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-12-26T03:34:29Z/2003-12-27T02:19:37Z
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 2005-04-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-04-22T00:00:00Z, 020389, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-meg44b4