A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 021048
Title The Galaxy Cluster Mass-Tx Relation at High Redshift


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-he6yzy2
Author Dr Adam Stanford
Description We propose to obtain ACIS and EPIC observations of an X-ray selected cluster of galaxies from the ROSAT Distant Cluster Survey (RDCS). From the combined Chandra and Newton data we will determine the X-ray temperature (Tx) of the intracluster gas, thus completing our measurement of Tx for all 10 z>0.8 clusters found in the RDCS. We will use these combined observations to achieve the following science goals: 1) determine the temperature function for a complete sample of 10 clusters in the RDCS with z>0.8, and 2) calibrate the cluster total mass--Tx relation at these high redshifs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-01-04T05:32:29Z/2005-01-04T19:07:49Z
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 2006-02-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-02-11T00:00:00Z, 021048, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-he6yzy2