|Title||Deep XMM survey of the Marano quasar field SSC_12|
|Author||Dr Michael Watson|
|Description||GT-We propose an XMM survey of a deep optical quasar survey field ("Marano field", RA=03:15:09, DEC=-55:13:57). The quasar survey is complete to BJ=22.0 and comprises 54 quasars and 18 Seyfert and narrow emission line galaxies in a 0.69 deg2 field. The observations are planned as an overlapping 4x4 raster of 5.5 ksecs each. Together with an accompanying GT proposal in the EPIC program the resulting exposure in the field ranges from 25-100 ksec.|
|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, 2002-10-13T00:00:00Z, 011097, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pkejqv2|