|Title||A Population of Extremely Luminous WISE-Selected Obscured AGN at z ∼ 2|
|Author||Dr Daniel Stern|
|Description||WISE is an extremely capable and efficient black hole finder. The same material that obscures AGN at UV, optical and soft X-ray energies is heated by this process and emits strongly at mid-IR wavelengths. The all-sky WISE survey provides for the identification of the rarest, most luminous, most obscured AGN across the whole sky. We propose a pilot XMM program to observe a sample of extreme WISE-selected AGN at zvirgul2. These sources have rest-frame mid-IR lumimosities of nu-Lnu(5.8um)virgul6e46 erg-s, implying intrinsic hard X-ray luminosities of L(2-10 keV)virgul4e45 erg-s. We request XMM observations of four sources to study the high energy properties of these likely Compton-thick, extremely luminous AGN at zvirgul2. To date, few Compton-think AGN at such high redshift has been directly detected at X-ray energies.|
|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, 2014-01-23T00:00:00Z, 069375, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8wdxvq9|