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Name 065185
Title X-ray Spectral Characterization of a Complete Sample of Swift BAT AGNs


DOI 10.5270/esa-1h15egu
Author Prof William Brandt
Description The Swift BAT is creating the most-sensitive all-sky 14-195 keV survey, providing the least-biased sample of bright local AGNs. We propose spectral characterization of 6 AGNs from the 22-month BAT catalog that will complete a spectral survey of 47 AGNs in 4800 square degrees; these were accepted at priority C in our larger AO-8 program. Our survey will allow complete and in-depth X-ray spectral characterization of the most-representative local AGN sample to date. We will derive the best-available distributions of X-ray properties including absorption column density, absorption complexity, iron K emission, scattered emission, ionized edges, and luminosity. Our bright local templates will aid greatly in understanding distant AGNs in deep surveys.
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X-Ray Properties of the Northern Galactic Cap Sources in the 58 Month Swift-BAT Catalog . Vasudevan, Ranjan V., Brandt, William N., et all. . ApJ . 763-111 . 2013 . 2013ApJ...763..111V ,
Are X-Ray Emitting Coronae around Supermassive Black Holes Outflowing? . Liu, Teng, Wang, Jun-Xian, et all. . ApJ . 783-106 . 2014 . 2014ApJ...783..106L ,
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 ,
XMM-Newton publication statistics . Ness, J.-U., Parmar, A. N., et all. . AN . 335-210 . 2014 . 2014AN....335..210N ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
AGN spectral states from simultaneous UV and X-ray observations by XMM-Newton . Svoboda, J., Guainazzi, M., . A&A . 603-127 . 2017 . 2017A&A...603A.127S ,
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...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-13T12:14:09Z/2011-02-13T20:47:05Z
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 2012-03-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-11T00:00:00Z, 065185, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1h15egu