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Name 020346


DOI 10.5270/esa-yriv8c2
Description We propose to harness both the un-equalled sensitivity of XMM and its broad energy band to systematically study a sample of 9 high redshift(z > 4) quasars, the most luminous, youngest and least studied objects known(4 new observations). XMM can determine accurately both the absorption column density and the X-ray spectral shape allowing us to resolve intriguing, outstanding questions such as: Is the apparent difference between the X-ray spectra of high-redshift radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars real? If so, is it explained by intrinsic absorption or by different evolution of the X-ray spectrum with redshift? What constraints can we place on the X-ray spectral evolution with redshift and-or luminosity for each class? What limits can we put on intervening Damped Ly-alpha systems?
Publication 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 ,
Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
A New Sample of Candidate Intermediate-mass Black Holes Selected by X-Ray Variability . Kamizasa, Naoya, Terashima, Yuichi, . ApJ . 751-39 . 2012 . 2012ApJ...751...39K ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
Statistics of relativistically broadened Fe Kalpha lines in AGN . Guainazzi, M., Bianchi, S., . AN . 327-1032 . 2006 . 2006AN....327.1032G ,
An XMM-Newton Survey of the Soft X-ray Background. I. The O VII and O VIII Lines Between l = 120 and l = 240 . Henley, David B., Shelton, Robin L., . ApJS . 187-388 . 2010 . 2010ApJS..187..388H ,
An All-Sky Atlas of Radio-X-ray Associations . Flesch, E., . PASA . 27-283 . 2010 . 2010PASA...27..283F ,
XMM-Newton Observations of High-Redshift Quasars . Grupe, D., Mathur, S., et all. . AJ . 131-55 . 2006 . 2006AJ....131...55G ,
CAIXA: a catalogue of AGN in the XMM-Newto...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-01-31T12:20:14Z/2004-12-23T09:37:00Z
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 2006-01-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-01-27T00:00:00Z, 020346, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yriv8c2