|Title||XMM-Newton observations of a complete sample of INTEGRAL detected AGN|
|Author||Dr Loredana Bassani|
|Description||We propose to observe with XMM-Newton a set of 10 AGN from a complete sample of 88 INTEGRAL selected objects, for which no or limited spectral information are available below 10 keV. This is the continuation of 5 previous successful XMM proposals, which have so far provided X-ray observations for a large fraction of our AGNs; the present proposal will conclude the observational phase of this project providing good quality X-ray coverage for the entire INTEGRAL complete AGN sample. Based on our past experience, we estimate that an exposure of 15-20 ks for each source (depending on the strength) for a total time of 180 ks is sufficient to reach the scientific goals of this proposal. All objects requested here have been graded C targets in AO9 but have not been observed yet.|
|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, 2013-02-15T00:00:00Z, 067039, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-smqqtz7|