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Name 014899
Title XMM-Newton observations of the brightest relaxed cluster lenses


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq7umuc
Author Dr Steve Allen
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of the X-ray brightest cooling-flow
clusters with bright gravitational arcs, identified from the ROSAT XBACS/BCS
lensing study. All of our targets have been (or wil be) observed for us with
Chandra, HST and ground-based optical observatories. Our primary aim is to
extend the X-ray temperature, X-ray gas mass and total mass profiles measured
with Chandra out to large radii. In combination, the X-ray and optical (strong
and weak lensing) data will be used to explore the nature of the dark matter
in the clusters and to constrain cosmological parameters from the variation of
the X-ray gas mass fraction. Our targets are the X-ray brightest, dynamically
relaxed lensing clusters which have not yet been observed with XMM-Newton.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-06-21T13:21:32Z/2003-06-21T22:00:53Z
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 2004-07-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Steve Allen, 2004, 014899, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq7umuc