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Name 055417
Title Doubling the number of existing good quality spectra of obscured AGN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1rah3sz
Author Dr Matteo Guainazzi
Description This program aims at observing all known obscured AGN (5 objects) for which high-quality RGS spectra can be measured within a reasonable allocation time (less than 2.5 XMM-Newton orbits). The proposed observations would double the number of objects, where diagnostics of the physical conditions in the circumnuclear gas (density, ionization state, metallicity) is possible. This goal can be achieved with a total time allocation of 965 ks.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-07-27T07:20:37Z/2009-01-03T20:14:25Z
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 2010-01-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-01-24T00:00:00Z, 055417, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1rah3sz