|Title||Hard X-ray spectra of nearby LIRGs from GOALS|
|Author||Dr Kazushi Iwasawa|
|Description||We propose XMM-Newton EPIC observations of six luminous infrared galaxies, selected from the GOALS sample. The targets are selected based on the 2-7 keV flux measured with snapshot Chandra observations, aiming to study their hard X-ray spectra and Fe line properties with XMM-Newton. This proposed follow- up observations are essential to determine the AGN fraction in the nearby LIRG population by minimizing the bias against heavily obscured AGN which generally have faint hard X-ray emission and a large throughput of XMM-Newton is required to examine its nature.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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, 2013-05-12T00:00:00Z, 067030, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-i0z3skw|