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Name 055195
Title The hunt for Compton-thick AGN
URL

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DOI 10.5270/esa-6ynp5kn
Author Prof Christopher Reynolds
Description We request 13ks XMM observations of 4 candidate Compton-thick AGN that we have selected from the 22 month Swift-BAT survey on the basis of their flat X-ray spectra. Our principal purpose is to confirm the Compton-thick nature of these AGN by searching for the strong 6.4keV iron line, and hence validate the criteria that we used to find these rare objects. We will also search for signatures of optically-thin scattering, constrain the size of the absorber through using via variability studies, and constrain the true X-ray luminosity of the central engine and hence the impact of the obscuration on the number counts of Compton-thick sources in hard X-ray surveys.
Publication XMM Follow-up Observations of Three Swift BAT-selected Active Galactic Nuclei . Trippe, M. L., Reynolds, C. S., et all. . ApJ . 736-81 . 2011 . 2011ApJ...736...81T ,
The Swift BAT Survey Detects Two Optical Broad Line, X-Ray Heavily Obscured Active Galaxies: NVSS 193013+341047 and IRAS 05218-1212 . Hogg, J. Drew, Winter, Lisa M., et all. . ApJ . 752-153 . 2012 . 2012ApJ...752..153H ,
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 ,
An XMM-Newton Survey of the Soft X-Ray Background. II. An All-Sky Catalog of Diffuse O VII and O VIII Emission Intensities . Henley, David B., Shelton, Robin L., . ApJS . 202-14 . 2012 . 2012ApJS..202...14H ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
The Interaction of the Fermi Bubbles with the Milky Way.s Hot Gas Halo . Miller, Matthew J., Bregman, Joel N., . ApJ . 829-9 . 2016 . 2016ApJ...829....9M ,
SPIDERS: the spectroscopic follow-up of X-ray selected clusters of galaxies in SDSS-IV . Clerc, N., Merloni, A., et all. . MNRAS . 463-4490 . 2016 . ...,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
The close environments of accreting massive black holes are shaped by radiative feedback . Ricci, Claudio, Trakhtenbrot, Benny, et all. . Natur . 549-488 . 2017 . 2017Natur.549..488R ,
BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey (BASS) - VI. The GammaX-L-LEdd relation . Trakhtenbrot, Benny, Ricci, Claudio, et all. . MNRAS . 470-800 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.470..800T ,
BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey. V. X-Ray Properties of the Swift-BAT 70-month AGN Catalog . Ricci, C., Trakhtenbrot, B., et all. . ApJS . 233-17 . 2017 . 2017ApJS..233...17R ,
The Swift-BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey. IX. The Clustering Environments of an Unbiased Sample of Local AGNs . Powell, M. C., Cappelluti, N., et all. . ApJ . 858-110 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...858..110P ,
Hot corona properties of Swift-BAT-detected AGNs . Wang, Chan, Yu, Li-Ming, et all. . MNRAS . 487-2463 . 2019 . 2019MNRAS.487.2463W ,
X-ray properties of the X-CLASS-redMaPPer galaxy cluster sample: the luminosity-temperature relation . Molham, Mona, Clerc, Nicolas, et all. . MNRAS . 494-161 . 2020 . 2020MNRAS.494..161M ,
Multiwavelength classification of X-ray selected galaxy cluster candidates using convolutional neural networks . Kosiba, Matej, Lieu, Maggie, et all. . MNRAS . 496-4141 . 2020 . 2020MNRAS.496.4141K ,
SPIDERS: overview of the X-ray galaxy cluster follow-up and the final spectroscopic data release . Clerc, N., Kirkpatrick, C. C., et all. . MNRAS . 497-3976 . 2020 . 2020MNRAS.497.3976C ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-08-24T23:09:41Z/2009-02-01T04:17:38Z
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 2010-03-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-06T00:00:00Z, 055195, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6ynp5kn