A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 078135
Title Study of heating-cooling balance, gas stripping, and galactic merging in NGC1404


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-88ic9xq
Author Dr Ciro Pinto
Description We propose to observe the cool (<1 keV) NGC 1404 elliptical galaxy with XMM- Newton-RGS and EPIC for 120 ks. We will obtain extremely high quality EPIC maps and RGS spectra with strong O VII-VIII and Fe XVII-XVIII emission lines. We will estimate the spatial distribution of resonant scattering in NGC 1404 with RGS and constrain the gas cooling rate with high accuracy, and measure the Mach number in different regions, dominated by different processes, such as merging and ram- pressure stripping, to determine the processes that are heating the gas and preventing cooling, and quenching the AGN.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-12-29T09:02:14Z/2016-12-30T22:20:34Z
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 2018-03-29T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-03-29T22:00:00Z, 078135, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-88ic9xq