A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060156
Title Unabsorbed type 2 Seyfert galaxies: a challenge for Unified Models


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-n2sivcf
Author Dr Stefano Bianchi
Description The primary goal of this proposal is to find more objects unabsorbed in the X-rays and without broad optical lines, which represent a serious challenge to simple AGN Unification Models. A campaign of simultaneous X-ray and optical observations of unabsorbed Seyfert 2s has already proved successful in previous XMM-Newton AOs, leading to the discovery of the first "true" Seyfert 2 without broad line region (Bianchi et al., 2008). We therefore intend to pursue our strategy, proposing to complete our XMM-Newton observations of a sample of .bona-fide. Seyfert 2 galaxies with no X-ray absorption. The key to find genuine .unabsorbed Seyfert 2s., excluding variability issues, is to perform simultaneous X-ray and optical spectroscopy.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-06-03T22:45:08Z/2009-06-04T02:50:25Z
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 2010-06-23T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-06-23T00:00:00Z, 060156, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-n2sivcf