|Title||Understanding the nature of soft X-ray emission in radio-loud Type 2 AGN|
|Author||Dr Laura Di Gesu|
|Description||We propose to observe the bright quasar 3C 234 for 160 ks using the RGS as prime instrument. This observation will provide the first deep high-resolution X-ray spectrum ever obtained of a narrow-line radio-loud AGN. Our preliminary RGS data of April 2019 display, for the first time, a clear evidence of soft X-ray emission lines in an obscured radio-loud AGN. The superior spectral quality that will be achieved with the new observation will allow us to unambiguously determine the physical conditions of the ionized gas. This will provide an unprecedented insights on the longstanding debate about the nature of the soft X-ray emission in radio-loud type 2 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, 2022-07-03T00:00:00Z, 086443, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|