|Title||XMM Observations of the Hardest ASCA Sources|
|Author||Dr Roberto Della Ceca|
|Description||We propose XMM observations of 4 X-ray (2-10 keV) selected sources with a very hard spectra. The proposed objects are probably the brightest and most extreme examples of a population of sources that is showing up at faint fluxes and thus ideal targets for a detailed study with XMM. They could represent a new population of very hard serendipitous sources or, alternatively, a population of very absorbed sources as expected from the CXB synthesis models based on the AGN Unification Scheme. Combining these data with those of 4 other objects, which are contained in XMM GTO fields, we should be able to assemble a small, but statistically complete, sample. This sample will have a fundamental and crucial importance to test our understanding of the CXB and the AGN Unification Scheme.|
|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, 2003-10-12T00:00:00Z, 001474, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9x59d8s|