A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 005975
Title Understanding the X-ray source population through an XMM survey of ELAIS fields


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5f255cw
Author Dr Robert Mann
Description We request 450ks, to survey with EPIC 3 sq. deg. we mapped with ISO at 7, 15, 90 and 175 microns, and followed up in the optical, near-IR and radio, to give: (i) a sample of virgul1000 X-ray galaxies, allowing selection of statistically representative subsamples of galaxies by activity [Seyfert 1, Seyfert 2, starburst], by X-ray luminosity and by degree of obscuration; (ii) X-ray spectral information for a large sample of galaxies for which there is excellent multi-wavelength data from the radio to the UV; (iii) the best opportunity of resolving, through direct IR to X-ray comparisons, the issue of dust extinction in AGN, and of determining the contributions of starbursts and dust-obscured AGN to the cosmic far-infrared background.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-04-11T18:47:07Z/2002-10-28T14:26:24Z
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 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z, 005975, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5f255cw