A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050521
Title The Local Galaxy Cluster Mass Function of the Brightest Clusters in the Sky - I


DOI 10.5270/esa-3h2i9z5
Author Dr Thomas Reiprich
Description Galaxy clusters have proven to be highly competitive and complementary cosmological probes. For the next major breakthrough more reliable mass estimates and, therefore, a better understanding of cluster physics are essential. We propose to complete XMM-Newton observations of a flux-limited sample of the 64 X-ray brightest clusters in the sky to (i) take full advantage of 3 Ms of XMM-Newton data already available, (ii) determine very precise gas temperature profiles, (iii) characterize merging clusters by direct comparison to simulations, (iv) update the luminosity-mass relation, (v) construct the most precise local cluster mass function, (vi) improve constraints on OmegaM and sigma8 significantly, and (vii) provide a reliable statistical baseline for comparison to high-redshift samples.
Publication HIFLUGCS: Galaxy cluster scaling relations between X-ray luminosity, gas mass, cluster radius, and velocity dispersion . Zhang, Y.-Y., Andernach, H., et all. . A&A . 526-105 . 2011 . 2011A&A...526A.105Z ,
Planck early results. XI. Calibration of the local galaxy cluster Sunyaev-Zeldovich scaling relations . Planck Collaboration, Ade, P. A. R., et all. . A&A . 536-11 . 2011 . 2011A&A...536A..11P ,
The Swift Burst Alert Telescope Perspective on Non-thermal Emission in HIFLUGCS Galaxy Clusters . Wik, Daniel R., Sarazin, Craig L., et all. . ApJ . 748-67 . 2012 . 2012ApJ...748...67W ,
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 ,
Evidence for Rapidly Rotating Black Holes in Fanaroff-Riley I Radio Galaxies . Wu, Qingwen, Cao, Xinwu, . ApJ . 735-50 . 2011 . 2011ApJ...735...50W ,
Star-formation efficiency and metal enrichment of the intracluster medium in local massive clusters of galaxies . Zhang, Y.-Y., Lagana, T. F., et all. . A&A . 535-78 . 2011 . 2011A&A...535A..78Z ,
XMM-Newton-Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Star Formation Efficiency in Galaxy Clusters and Constraints on the Matter-density Parameter . Lagana, Tatiana F., Zhang, Yu-Ying, et all. . ApJ . 743-13 . 2011 . 2011ApJ...743...13L ,
X-Ray Substructure Studies of Four Galaxy Clusters Us...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-06-16T19:12:07Z/2008-02-25T09:10:21Z
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 2009-04-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-04-01T00:00:00Z, 050521, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3h2i9z5