A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076102
Title X-Raying Hot DOGS


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9bscyaf
Author Dr Enrico Piconcelli
Description Hot dust-obscured galaxies (Hot DOGs) are a very rare population of high-z hyper luminous (virgul10e14 Lsun) sources recently discovered in the WISE all-sky survey. Our exploratory AO12 observation provided the first X-ray spectrum of a Hot DOG and revealed a buried and intrinsically luminous QSO nucleus. We propose to continue this program aimed at probing the X-ray properties of these exceptional AGN by observing three additional targets at zvirgul2.5. Given their spectacular luminosities and redshifts they may represent a rapid, dust-enshrouded phase leading to the formation of the most massive elliptical galaxies. The proposed observations are designed to get insight into the properties of the nuclear region and the X-ray emitting source, responsible of their huge luminosity.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-04-15T08:32:43Z/2016-01-05T00:40:06Z
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 2017-01-20T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-01-20T23:00:00Z, 076102, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9bscyaf