A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050523
Title The Local Galaxy Cluster Mass Function of the Brightest Clusters in the Sky - II


DOI 10.5270/esa-636aphn
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 ,
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 ,
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 Using XMM-Newton Data . Zhang, Yu-Ying, Reiprich, Thomas H., et all. . ApJ . 699-1178 . 2009 . 2009ApJ...699.1178Z ,
Exospheric solar wind charge exchange as seen by XMM-Newton . Carter, J. A., Semba, S., . AN . 333-313 . 2012 . 2012AN....333..313C ,
The cosmological analysis of X-ray cluster surveys - II. Application of the CR-HR method to the XMM archive . Clerc, N., Sadibekova, T., et all. . MNRAS . 423-3561 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.3561C ,
The cool-core bias in X-ray galaxy cluster samples. I. Method and applicatio...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-08-17T13:55:05Z/2007-08-18T03:30:22Z
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 2008-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-09-30T00:00:00Z, 050523, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-636aphn