A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050209
Title Statistics of broad relativistic lines in AGN: a counts- and flux-limited sampl


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5zwtfot
Author Dr Matteo Guainazzi
Description We propose to observe 10 X-ray unabsorbed Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) extracted from the RXTE Slew Survey (XSS). We aim at completing the XMM-Newton coverage of a flux-limited [2-10 keV flux > 1 mCrab] sub-sample of the XSS with enough statistical quality to unambiguously establish the presence of a relativistically broadened K-alpha iron line in the spectrum of each individual object. Measuring the fraction of local universe AGN where effects due to a relativistic accretion disk are detected, along with the accurate determination of the accretion flow physical properties, will allow us to tell if and how the standard paradigm needs to be modified to explain the origin of the energy output in AGN. The total requested time is 975 ks
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-08-05T03:52:12Z/2008-11-03T10:02:55Z
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 2009-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-11-14T00:00:00Z, 050209, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5zwtfot