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Name 079098


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qcd35aj
Author Dr Elizabeth Rivers
Description We propose a 60 ks NuSTAR observation of NGC 1052 with simultaneous XMM-Newton coverage in order to accurately model the reflection features in this source. NGC 1052 is a LINER with a low Eddington rate that has shown hints of a broad Fe Ka line but no Compton reflection hump in the past. A short NuSTAR observation of the source, indicated that there may indeed be Compton reflection in this source and a harder continuum than previously thought. Unfortunately, lack of statistics and low resolution in the Fe K bandpass of the current data negate the possibility of a robust measurement. A longer broadband observation will allow us to robustly measure the reflection signatures and simultaneous XMM coverage will allow us to carefully and consistently test for relativistic reflection.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-01-17T02:05:31Z/2017-01-17T21:40:31Z
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, 079098, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qcd35aj