A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 088447
Title Obscuration and X-ray Reprocessing in High-luminosity Quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Mislav Balokovic
Description Recent studies of AGN data from deep X-ray surveys suggest that signatures of reprocessing of the intrinsic X-ray continuum in the circumnuclear environment grow weaker with increasing luminosity, redshift, and line-of-sight column density. Selecting two bright and hard sources from a wide and deep X-ray survey, we propose to directly measure the strength of reprocessing signatures in individual high-luminosity AGN. Leveraging detailed studies of their lower-luminosity local counterparts, we will directly and independently test the reported trends. The proposed joint XMM-Newton and NuSTAR observations offer a unique opportunity to advance studies of the obscuring circumnuclear material in AGN outside of the local Universe.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-06-28T16:16:01Z/2021-06-29T01:26:01Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-07-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-07-10T00:00:00Z, 088447, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]