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Name 030285
Title Revealing the Relativistic Iron line in the Seyfert 1.9 Galaxy, MCG-5-23-16


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iyjg464
Author Dr James Reeves
Description We propose a 130ks observation of the X-ray bright Seyfert 1.9 galaxy MCG -5-23-16 with XMM-Newton. Our present analysis of the short XMM observations of MCG-5-23-16 reveals one the best known examples of a relativistically broadened iron K line, with the red-wing of the line extending down to 5keV in the EPIC data. Indeed MCG-5-23-16 is one of only a handful of objects that clearly show a broad iron line with XMM-Newton. Therefore it is imperative that we study the iron K line emission in this Seyfert galaxy in much greater detail. We also propose for a simultaneous 50ks Chandra-HETGS observation, to constrain the narrow core of the line. These observations will not only confirm the existence of the broad disk line, but also enable us to determine the accretion disk geometry.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-12-08T20:42:29Z/2005-12-10T10:49:31Z
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 2007-01-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-01-20T00:00:00Z, 030285, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iyjg464