A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 003354
Title X-ray spectroscopy at the quasar era


DOI 10.5270/esa-8feisv0
Author Dr Comastri Andrea
Description We propose to exploit the superior sensitivity and spectral resolution of the instruments onboard XMM to perform a detailed study of a sizeable sample of radio-quiet quasars at redshifts (z = 1-2) where the effects of cosmological evolution become extremely important. More specifically we want to explore the photon index -- lron line intensity -- luminosity parameter space in a region unexplored by the previous missions. The proposed observations will allow to put strong constraints on the evolution of the X-ray spectral slopes and iron line intensity and ionization state.
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 ,
The XMM-Newton Needles in the Haystack Survey: the local X-ray luminosity function of 'normal. galaxies . Georgantopoulos, I., Georgakakis, A., . MNRAS . 360-782 . 2005 . 2005MNRAS.360..782G ,
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 ,
The X-ray Energy Dependence of the Relation Between Optical and X-ray Emission in Quasars . Young, M., Elvis, M., . ApJ . 708-1388 . 2010 . 2010ApJ...708.1388Y ,
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 ,
New constraints on the X-ray spectral properties of type 1 active galactic nuclei . Scott, A. E., Stewart, G. C., et all. . MNRAS . 417-992 . 2011 . 2011MNRAS.417..992S ,
The x-ray luminous galaxy cluster population at 0.9 < z ≲ 1.6 as revealed by the XMM-Newton Distant Cluster Project . Fassbender, R., Bohringer, H., et all. . NJPh . 13-125014 ....
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-11-29T18:56:40Z/2002-05-11T08:30:36Z
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 2003-06-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-15T00:00:00Z, 003354, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8feisv0