|An XMM Spectral Survey of Extremely Red Objects
|Dr Roberto Della Ceca
|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.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2004, 014261, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9jvhnln