A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067030
Title Hard X-ray spectra of nearby LIRGs from GOALS


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-i0z3skw
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
Temporal Coverage 2012-01-16T13:18:23Z/2012-04-23T15:25:13Z
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 2013-05-12T00:00:00Z
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