A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072296
Title A hyperluminous z=2.50 quasar caught in the radiative feedback phase


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ivtxchc
Author Prof Richard McMahon
Description We have recently discovered a z=2.50 heavily reddened (Av=6) hyperluminous K[Vega]=16.15) broad lined Type 1 quasar: ULAS J1234+0907 (Banerji et al, 2012, MNRAS in press). This quasar is the most intrinsically luminous quasar at z=2 known. We propose to obtain an X-ray spectrum with XMM-Newton in order to investigate the physical properties of the absorbing material in an effort to understand its physical properties and test models of radiative feedback in AGN during the main epoch of galaxy formation and accretion activity in the Universe.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-06-30T16:25:30Z/2013-07-01T07:25:30Z
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 2014-09-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-09-01T00:00:00Z, 072296, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ivtxchc