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Name 002274
Title A hard X-ray survey in the Lockman Hole


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mn9mz1e
Author Dr Xavier Barcons
Description We propose to carry out a deep survey in hard X-rays in the Lockman Hole by complementing the 150 ksec of the PV phase observations with another 200 ksec. The scientific goals include: 1. testing the AGN origin of the X-ray background by detecting hard X-rays in all soft X-ray sources, 2. test specific unified scheme models for the XRB, 3. detection of virgul30 Compton-thick AGN in hard X-rays, 4. detection of the hard X-ray sources missing in soft X-ray surveys, 5. direct determination of hard X-ray source counts down to a 2-10 keV 2E-15 erg-cm2-s and 6. determination, via fluctuation analyses, of 2-10 keV source counts to much fainter fluxes.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-10-25T07:21:55Z/2001-11-04T20:02:52Z
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 2003-01-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-01-09T00:00:00Z, 002274, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mn9mz1e