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Name 065133
Title How Powerful Are Quasar Outflows?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-87g5ucw
Author Prof William Brandt
Description X-ray absorption studies of quasar outflows with low-resolution CCD spectroscopy cannot reliably determine the outflow kinetic luminosity. We therefore propose an ambitious long-look observation to obtain the first high-quality grating spectroscopy of a mini-BAL quasar (PG 1114+445). Grating spectroscopy of a small sample of local Seyfert galaxies has led to highly regarded accurate determinations of their wind properties. The proposed extension of grating spectroscopy to the first mini-BAL quasar level AGN will determine if the outflow becomes as powerful as required in current AGN feedback scenarios. The 375,000 count EPIC spectra from this long-look will enable unprecedented complementary studies of high-energy absorption features and iron K emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-05-19T09:48:59Z/2010-12-13T06:33:25Z
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 2011-12-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-12-22T00:00:00Z, 065133, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-87g5ucw