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Name 014261
Title An XMM Spectral Survey of Extremely Red Objects


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9jvhnln
Author Dr Roberto Della Ceca
Description We propose two deep (150 Ksec each) XMM pointings over two fields where we are assembling near infrared spectroscopy of a complete sample of 44 EROs. The XMM data, complemented with our optical infrared imaging and near infrared spectroscopy will allow us: 1. to investigate the global spectral properties of a significant sample of optical near-infrared selected EROs; 2. to evaluate the fraction of AGNs amongst EROs and to study the starburst-AGNs connection; 3. to give a lower limit on the space density of high-luminosity type 2 AGNs and 4. to shed light on the broad band properties of the X-ray selected EROs at fainter optical near infrared magnitudes. The completeness of our selected EROs sample will allow to put these studies on firm and solid statistical ground.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-02-11T17:36:53Z/2003-02-12T14:08:51Z
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 2004-03-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004, 014261, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9jvhnln