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Name 002274
Title A hard X-ray survey in the Lockman Hole


DOI 10.5270/esa-mn9mz1e
Author Dr Xavier Barcons
Description We propose to carry out a deep survey in hard X-rays in the Lockman Hole by complementing the 150 ksec of the PV phase observations with another 200 ksec. The scientific goals include: 1. testing the AGN origin of the X-ray background by detecting hard X-rays in all soft X-ray sources, 2. test specific unified scheme models for the XRB, 3. detection of ~30 Compton-thick AGN in hard X-rays, 4. detection of the hard X-ray sources missing in soft X-ray surveys, 5. direct determination of hard X-ray source counts down to a 2-10 keV 2E-15 erg-cm2-s and 6. determination, via fluctuation analyses, of 2-10 keV source counts to much fainter fluxes.
Publication Exploring the X-ray sky with the XMM-Newton bright serendipitous survey . Della Ceca, R., Maccacaro, T., et all. . A&A . 428-383 . 2004 . 2004A&A...428..383D ,
XMM-Newton observations of the Lockman Hole IV: spectra of the brightest AGN . Mateos, S., Barcons, X., et all. . A&A . 444-79 . 2005 . 2005A&A...444...79M ,
A revision of the X-ray absorption nature of BALQSOs . Streblyanska, A., Barcons, X., et all. . A&A . 515-2 . 2010 . 2010A&A...515A...2S ,
An X-ray-selected Galaxy Cluster in the Lockman Hole at Redshift 1.753 . Henry, J. Patrick, Salvato, Mara, et all. . ApJ . 725-615 . 2010 . 2010ApJ...725..615H ,
High-precision multi-band measurements of the angular clustering of X-ray sources . Ebrero, J., Mateos, S., et all. . A&A . 500-749 . 2009 . 2009A&A...500..749E ,
The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue . Watson, M. G., Schroder, A. C., et all. . A&A . 493-339 . 2009 . 2009A&A...493..339W ,
An Extremely Luminous Panchromatic Outburst from the Nucleus of a Distant Galaxy . Levan, A. J., Tanvir, N. R., et all. . Sci . 333-199 . 2011 . 2011Sci...333..199L ,
Studying the X-ray-UV Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei with data from Swift and XMM archives . Turriziani, Sara, . JPhCS . 280-12005 . 2011 . 2011JPhCS.280a2005T ,
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-10-25T07:21:55Z/2001-11-04T20:02:52Z
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 2003-01-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-01-09T00:00:00Z, 002274, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mn9mz1e