A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040036
Title The broad Fe line and complex X-ray spectrum of the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 290


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7o58c98
Author Dr Giovanni Miniutti
Description We propose to observe the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 290 for the first time with XMM-Newton for a total exposure of 50 ks. Our main goals are: 1) study the details of the broad Fe line profile detected by ASCA, measure its parameters inferring limits on the black hole spin, and study its short-timescale variability and response to the continuum; 2) characterise at both CCD and RGS resolution the complex soft X-ray spectrum where ASCA detected clear signatures of warm absorber and possible emission lines; 3) use the expected X-ray variability to unveil the main spectral components and their contribution to the (already observed) spectral variability.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-04-30T16:47:58Z/2006-05-07T00:58:32Z
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 2007-06-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-06-01T00:00:00Z, 040036, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7o58c98