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Name 000193
Title XMM observations of hyperluminous IRAS galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yrc9vv1
Author Mr Richard Wilman
Description We propose XMM observations of four hyperluminous IRAS galaxies with the aim of detecting any highly obscured quasars which plausibly power them. By probing to much fainter fluxes and at harder energies than our previous ROSAT upper limits, we will detect the directly-transmitted emission from any energetically-dominant AGN in these systems for obscuring columns of up to log(Nh)virgul25, almost to the level at which the obscuration becomes completely opaque to X-ray photons. Any realistic level of scattered AGN emission will also be detectable. We wish to confirm whether these objects are prototypes of the long-sought class of type 2 quasars, a population which is thought to contribute significantly to the hard
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-01-10T18:47:04Z/2001-12-28T21:44:46Z
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 2003-01-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-01-17T00:00:00Z, 000193, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yrc9vv1