|Title||A Magnified X-ray View of the Most Distant Lensed Quasar at z=6.5|
|Author||Prof Xiaohui Fan|
|Description||High redshift quasars probe the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at early cosmic time. Here we propose XMM-Newton observations of J0439 at z = 6.5, the most distant lensed quasar known to date. Aided by a magnification factor of virgul50, it is the brightest quasar in optical and FIR at z>6 and unique target for the study of SMBH accretion at the reionization era, with typical BH mass but extremely high anticipated X-ray flux. With only 90 ks net exposure, a high quality X-ray spectrum with total counts of virgul8000 counts can be obtained, providing a high S-N X-ray view of an early SMBH for the first time. We will search for the ultra-fast outflows and measure the X-ray luminosity, spectral slope, coronal properties and optical-to-X-ray SED of this quasar.|
|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, 2021-09-26T00:00:00Z, 086320, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|