|Title||The ultradeep survey in the CDFS: an XMM-Newton legacy|
|Author||Dr Andrea Comastri|
|Description||We propose an ultradeep (2.5 Ms) XMM-Newton exposure in the Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS) providing the most sensitive view of the hard X-ray sky. The XMM-Newton high-energy throughput will return high-quality X-ray spectra for more than 100 heavily obscured (logNh larger than 23) AGN. We will study with an unprecedented detail obscured and Compton-Thick AGN at the redshift peak of their activity (zvirgul1-2), characterize the average profile and intensity of the iron line and, thanks to the excellent multiwavelength coverage, assess the role of accreting SMBHs in the context of galaxy evolution. This project, targeting a "new" unexplored discovery space, will create an XMM-Newton legacy and a pathfinder for future X-ray missions.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2009-01-27T00:00:00Z, 055578, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9gdr5k7|