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Name 078311
Title XMM-Newton Observations of New Massive Planck Clusters


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qrbjqaf
Author Prof John P. Hughes
Description Through a multiwavelength program of ground-based optical and near-infrared imaging plus space-based X-ray imaging with Swift, we have identified a number of rich, massive, X-ray--emitting clusters among the unconfirmed Planck cluster candidates. We have selected the ten most promising new clusters for observation with XMM this cycle. All have Planck signal-to-noise ratios greater than 5 and significant X-ray flux. The proposed observations will provide the first accurate masses of these clusters based on multiple X-ray mass proxies and will allow determination of their dynamical states (merger vs. relaxed systems).
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-05-19T05:24:48Z/2017-04-05T04:47:58Z
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 2018-05-04T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-05-04T22:00:00Z, 078311, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qrbjqaf