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Name 030211
Title A Detailed X-ray Study of a Supercluster at z = 0.9


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-helsqji
Author Prof Lori Lubin
Description We propose to obtain detailed X-ray data for an optically-selected supercluster at z = 0.9. This large scale structure contains at least seven massive clusters, most of which are known X-ray emitters. These observations will allow us to place accurate constraints on the temperature, surface-brightness profile, and mass fraction of the intracluster medium in the member clusters. The clusters are extremely well-studied in the optical; thus, the addition of XMM data will enable us to study the small-scale relation between the galaxies and gas, to quantify the variation between the X-ray-optical properties of clusters at a fixed epoch, and to explore a large scale system of clusters in the process of formation.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-12-20T02:48:30Z/2006-02-28T05:36:54Z
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 2007-06-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-06-17T00:00:00Z, 030211, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-helsqji