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Name 008321
Title XMM observations of the brightest 2-10 keV sources in the BeppoSAX GRATIS Survey


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pbswjgk
Author Dr Matteo Perri
Description We propose to observe with XMM 5 bright high galactic latitude hard X-ray (2-10 keV) sources discovered by the BeppoSAX GRATIS Survey, an unbiased shallow survey program in the 2-10 keV energy band which covers a relatively large area of the sky. XMM observations of these hard X-ray sources will allow a detailed investigation of their energy spectral distribution, providing firm constraints to the energy spectral index and the amount of absorbing neutral hydrogen column densities. This informations will clarify the nature of these sources and contribute to constraint
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-05-02T23:06:48Z/2002-05-06T14:13:09Z
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 2003-06-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-15T00:00:00Z, 008321, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pbswjgk