|Title||Study of heating-cooling balance, gas stripping, and galactic merging in NGC1404|
|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|
|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, 2018-03-29T22:00:00Z, 078135, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-88ic9xq|