|Title||Investigating the BH environment of ESO113-G010 with phase-resolved spectroscopy|
|Author||Dr Delphine PORQUET|
|Description||Recently a short (4ks) XMM-Newton observation of the intermediate Seyfert 1.8 galaxy ESO113-G010 (z=0.0257) has revealed a narrow emission line at 5.4keV (object rest-frame), detected at 99% confidence level. This line can be attributed to the signature of redshifted iron emission from an orbiting hotspot on the inner accretion disk surface. Performing phase-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of this object will enable us to follow the evolution of the line profile over the orbital timescale of the inner accretion disk. Measurement of the line parameters (e.g., energy shift, intensity) will give us the inclination of the disk, radial location of the hotspot and even an estimate of the black hole mass. (abridged)|
|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, 2006-12-01T00:00:00Z, 030189, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qxmfaqp|