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Name 076378
Title The Most Luminous Dust-Obscured Black Holes at z~2-3


DOI 10.5270/esa-ehcr0v0
Author Dr Manda Banerji
Description We propose to obtain XMM-Newton observations for a complete flux-limited sample of 7 of the most mid infra-red luminous quasars (log(L6um) > 47.5) at the main epoch of galaxy and black-hole growth at z 2 3. The main objective is to study the X-ray properties of a new population of hyperluminous, heavily reddened quasars with typical extinctions of 0.5 < E(B V ) < 2.0 and which are therefore not detectable in wide-field optical surveys. These broad-line Type 1 reddened quasars have the expected properties - high Eddington ratios and moderate column-densities - characteristic of the radiative feedback phase. We will constrain the hard X-ray luminosity and neutral hydrogen column density and compare them to optically selected, essentially unobscured quasars.
Publication High-redshift Extremely Red Quasars in X-Rays . Goulding, Andy D., Zakamska, Nadia L., et all. . ApJ . 856-4 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...856....4G ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-06-21T07:48:44Z/2015-09-03T01:06:22Z
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 2016-09-22T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-09-22T22:00:00Z, 076378, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ehcr0v0