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Name 055150
Title XMM-Newton follow-up observations of AGILE-triggered gamma-ray flaring blazars


DOI 10.5270/esa-hk4zsu9
Author Dr Stefano Vercellone
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of flaring blazars triggered by the AGILE gamma-ray satellite. For the first time after GCRO it will be possible to observe blazars during high gamma-ray activity states from a few keV up to a few GeV. This chance will be crucial to study the simultaneous spectral and temporal behaviour of blazars and to study the synchrotron to Inverse Compton (IC) transition region. Quasi-simultaneous observations by XMM-Newton and AGILE of blazars in active states will be important to establish the peaks of the nuFnu spectra, to study the broad-band SED, and to constrain the emitting particle distributions and acceleration mechanisms. We request 3 x 15 ksec XMM-Newton ToO observations (2 days apart) to cover the first major flare detected by AGILE.
Publication Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
The TANAMI Multiwavelength Program: Dynamic spectral energy distributions of southern blazars . Krauss, F., Wilms, J., et all. . A&A . 591-130 . 2016 . 2016A&A...591A.130K ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
From ultraluminous X-ray sources to ultraluminous supersoft sources: NGC 55 ULX, the missing link . Pinto, C., Alston, W., et all. . MNRAS . 468-2865 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.468.2865P ,
Signature of inverse Compton emission from blazars . Gaur, Haritma, Mohan, Prashanth, et all. . MNRAS . 473-3638 . 2018 . 2018MNRAS.473.3638G ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-02-27T21:50:33Z/2010-03-04T16:55:54Z
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 2011-07-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-07-11T00:00:00Z, 055150, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hk4zsu9