|Title||TESTING FOR RELATIVISTIC REFLECTION IN NGC 1052|
|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|
|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, 079098, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qcd35aj|