|Title||INTEGRAL Spectra of X-ray Bright Compton-Thin Seyfert 2s|
|Author||Dr Alex Markowitz|
|Description||We propose to use INTEGRAL to obtain high quality broadband hard X-ray spectra of two Compton-thin Seyfert 2s with insui??cient hard X-ray coverage to date: our primary object, Mkn 348, and a secondary target, the NELG NGC 526a. Both targets are X-ray bright, and have archival, long-term averaged RXTE-PCA spectra, as well as XMM-Newton and Suzaku spectra. Our proposed observations with INTEGRAL IBIS-ISGRI and JEM-X, combined with the lower energy archival spectra, will allow us to deconvolve broadband spectral components, constrain Compton rei??ection, and search for high-energy continuum cutoi??s. We also request simultaneous XMM-Newton observations to aid in normalizing the low-energy spectrum.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2014-01-23T00:00:00Z, 070118, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kouy6o3|