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Name 015213
Title Weighing the largest mass concentrations in the Great Attractor region


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-f8zjtg4
Author Dr Harald Ebeling
Description We propose XMM observations of 10 galaxy clusters at z<0.075 , located within
a 40\times 40 deg ^2 region around the approximate location of the Great
Attractor (GA), to explain the observed large-scale flow toward and beyond the
GA. All targets were found in the course of the CIZA X-ray cluster survey, 9 of
them are new discoveries. Our total sample of 12, which also includes A3627 and
Triangulum Australis, represents a complete census of the most X-ray luminous
and thus likely most massive clusters in this region. The proposed observations
will allow us to measure accurate cluster masses, which in turn will permit a
reconstruction of the local gravitational field that is independent of and
complementary to the one based on the density of IRAS-selected field galaxies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-02-10T12:57:32Z/2003-09-06T05:13:13Z
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 2004-10-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Harald Ebeling, 2004, 015213, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-f8zjtg4