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Name 074004
Title Catching AGN in Deep Minimum States to Unveil Their Core Environment
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DOI 10.5270/esa-gv9a9de
Author Dr Norbert Schartel
Description The deep minimum state of AGNs is characterized by a strongly suppressed or even absent primary continuum. As the continuum disappears weak spectral features like relativistic iron lines or narrow soft X-ray emission lines from ionised plasmas become highly significant and their parameters can be determined. Therefore deep minimum states offer unique possibilities to investigate in detail the physics of the reprocessed components in AGN, including the immediate vicinity of the supermassive black hole. Applying our experience (several deep minimum observations) we propose 2 triggered 10ks XMM snapshot, one 80ks XMM follow-up simultaneous with one 80ks NuSTAR observation of an AGN in deep minimum state. We will identify deep minimum states mainly based on Swift and XMM-Newton slew observations.
Publication The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Swift, NuStar, and XMM-Newton observations of the NLS1 galaxy RX J2317.8-4422 in an extreme X-ray low flux state . Grupe, Dirk, Komossa, S., et all. . MNRAS . 486-227 . 2019 . 2019MNRAS.486..227G ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-10-29T21:49:55Z/2014-11-18T03:24:40Z
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 2015-12-05T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-12-05T23:00:00Z, 074004, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gv9a9de