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Name 030609
Title Probing flows in and out of Mrk509 with Iron absorption lines


DOI 10.5270/esa-pfh8ae3
Author Dr Massimo Cappi
Description We propose a 200 ks observation of the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 509 with XMM to probe the dynamics of the accretion and ejection of material onto its BH. Mrk 509 is the best target for these studies because i) it is unique in showing two narrow absorption lines at ~5.4 keV and ~8.2 keV, and ii) it is bright enough (F(2-10)~2-5x10e-11 erg -cm2-s) to allow time-resolved spectral studies necessary to follow the time evolution of these transient (timescale ~20 ks) features. One exciting possibility for the origin of these lines is that we are probing highly ionized Iron in absorbing clouds with inward and outward velocities of ~0.2c. Our goal is to characterise the geometry, kinematics (velocities) and, most importantly, dynamics (velocities variations) of the absorbing material.
Publication The outflow in Mrk 509. A method to calibrate XMM-Newton EPIC-pn and RGS . Detmers, R. G., Kaastra, J. S., et all. . A&A . 516-61 . 2010 . 2010A&A...516A..61D ,
X-ray colour-colour selection for heavily absorbed active galactic nuclei . Brightman, Murray, Nandra, Kirpal, . MNRAS . 422-1166 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.422.1166B ,
X-ray evidence for a mildly relativistic and variable outflow in the luminous Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 509 . Cappi, M., Tombesi, F., et all. . A&A . 504-401 . 2009 . 2009A&A...504..401C ,
Evidence for ultra-fast outflows in radio-quiet AGNs. I. Detection and statistical incidence of Fe K-shell absorption lines . Tombesi, F., Cappi, M., et all. . A&A . 521-57 . 2010 . 2010A&A...521A..57T ,
Evidence for Ultra-fast Outflows in Radio-quiet Active Galactic Nuclei. II. Detailed Photoionization Modeling of Fe K-shell Absorption Lines . Tombesi, F., Cappi, M., et all. . ApJ . 742-44 . 2011 . 2011ApJ...742...44T ,
X-Ray Absorption from the Milky Way Halo and the Local Group . Bregman, Joel N., Lloyd-Davies, Edward J., . ApJ . 669-990 . 2007 . 2007ApJ...669..990B ,
Probing variability patterns of the Fe K line complex in bright nearby AGNs . de Marco, B., Iwasawa, K., et all. . A&A . 507-159 . 2009 . 2009A&A...507..159D ,
An XMM-Newton spectral survey of 12 mum selected galaxies - I. X-ray data . Brightman, Murray, Nandra, Kirpal, . MNRAS . 413-1206 . 2011...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-10-16T06:54:17Z/2006-04-26T15:21:38Z
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 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z, 030609, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pfh8ae3