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Name 085018
Title ToO observations of flaring AGNs based on optical, X-ray and I-ray triggers


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9kiu5a3
Author Dr Elina Lindfors
Description We ask for ToO observations of flaring AGNs. The scientific motivations are many: they provide unprecedented photon statistics, valuable for both scoping the intrinsic spectra and variability of AGN and competing models for those (one-zone or two-zones, leptonic or hadronic) as well as detecting new VHE gamma-ray emitting sources (e.g. FSRQs, gravitationally lensed quasars) and source classes (e.g. NlSy1), that can only be detected during bright flares. We will take triggers from: 1. Optical (Tuorla blazar monitoring program) 2. SWIFT (GCN-ATel alerts) or MAXI (ATel) 3. Fermi-LAT (MAGIC internal analysis chain and priv. comm.) 4. VHE I?-rays flare based on MAGIC-VERITAS-H.E.S.S.-HAWC-FACT 5.VHE I?-ray flare seen by MAGIC (self-trigger) 6. Fast rise-decay seen by FACT 7. ATel-GCN.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-03-01T22:54:05Z/2020-01-24T11:49:07Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2021-02-17T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-02-17T23:00:00Z, 085018, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9kiu5a3