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Name 030457
Title Searching for Ionized Absorption in Large CIV Blueshift Quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k54cxmh
Author Dr Sarah Gallagher
Description We propose to observe three quasars with large CIV emission-line blueshifts to identify and characterize their intrinsic absorption. XMM-Newton spectroscopy will provide a crucial test of the hypothesis that large CIV blueshift quasars are viewed with an orientation angle close to the line-of-sight of a disk wind producing the UV emission lines. Of our three targets, two have already shown evidence for X-ray absorption from exploratory Chandra observations. The third target, PG 1259+593, offers the potential for the first detailed absorption study of this class of quasar.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-04-20T13:32:10Z/2006-04-21T02:01:20Z
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 2007-05-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-05-19T00:00:00Z, 030457, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k54cxmh