A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 010164
Title XMM study of Ultraluminous IRAS galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gvwevli
Author Dr Bernd Aschenbach
Description GT-Redshift surveys of extragalactic IRAS sources have revealed a class of Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies (ULIRGs). The proposed XMM observations of ULIRGs will allow us to (i) precicely determine the intrinsic X-ray column density of neutral hydrogen and warm absorbers and to compare this with the IR-optical reddening, (ii) compare the relative amounts of the soft and hard flux to further deconvole the relative contributions from the starburst- and block hole accretion processes in ULIRGs, (iii) search for iron line emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-07-29T20:40:09Z/2003-01-16T00:15:16Z
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 2004-02-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-02-19T00:00:00Z, 010164, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gvwevli