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Name 021049
Title A Detailed Study of a z>1 Galaxy Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a6d6ole
Author Dr Laurence Jones
Description We propose Chandra ACIS (130ks) + XMM EPIC (100ks) observations of a cluster at z=1.05, recently detected in the XMM-LSS survey, to measure the properties of the X-ray gas and dark matter as part of a detailed multiwavelength study. This is only the sixth X-ray selected cluster known at z>1. It appears to have a relaxed X-ray morphology outside the core, making it almost unique at high z. The observations wil give detailed, accurate measurements of the morphology, total mass and gas mass fraction for the first time. Uniquely we will trace the surface brightness and tempearture structure from the core to the virial radius, to give an accurate total mass and thus a benchmark point in the cluster scaling relations at z=1, a vital component of cosmological studies using X-ray clusters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-01-01T19:07:51Z/2005-01-03T00:59:42Z
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 2006-02-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-02-11T00:00:00Z, 021049, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a6d6ole