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Name 050644
Title Understanding the extreme soft X-ray excess in RE 1034+396


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p41ngxn
Author Prof Martin Ward
Description We propose a 90ks XMM--Newton observation of the Narrow Line Seyfert 1 galaxy RE 1034+396. This has the strongest soft X-ray excess ever seen in an active galaxy (AGN). It also has extremely low absorption in the line-of-sight, so has excellent FUSE-EUVE-HST data to delineate the lower energy extent of the soft X-ray excess and especially how this connects onto the accretion disc emission. RE1034+396 thus represents the extreme of the NLS1 population, and the best hope for constraining the nature of the soft excess.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-05-31T19:47:14Z/2007-06-01T22:40:00Z
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 2008-06-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-06-25T00:00:00Z, 050644, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p41ngxn