A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040121
Title NGC 3516: Disk Diagnostics from a Windy BLSy1 in a High-State


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-53mhoqx
Author Dr Tracey Jane Turner
Description Recent advances have shown X-ray flux to be simply correlated with reflection-signatures from the disk and an associated wind. It appears two things are essential to observe the disk-wind: 1) catch the Seyfert in a high-state where disk-wind features show up strongly and 2) separate out reprocessing from distant gas to allow isolation of disk-wind features. NGC 3516 provides the ideal source for further study in this regard. The source is currently in a very high state, which we predict will lead to observable features from the disk and its wind. We request 210 ks XMM exposure on NGC 3156 with supporting Chandra time to test our prediction of flux-linked disk reflection and wind.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-10-06T20:24:58Z/2006-10-13T14:09:32Z
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 2007-11-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-11-09T00:00:00Z, 040121, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-53mhoqx