A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030326
Title X-ray spectra and variability of X-ray sources in the Chandra LHNW FIeld


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d34t04h
Author Dr Richard Mushotzky
Description We propose a moderately deep (120ks each for two positions) XMM observation of
the existing Chandra Large Area Synoptic X-ray Survey of the Lockman
Hole-Northwest field. This field represent the largest fully analyzed large
solid angle, sensitive Chandra survey. In the uniform 36.x36. Chandra solid
angle we have obtained optical spectra and redshifts of over 250 of the 525
sources as well as very deep (27 mag) optical multi-band images. Of these
sources 127 of them are brighter than 1e-14 c.g.s where good quality XMM X-ray
spectra are possible in moderate exposure times. The unique combination of XMM
spectra and timing data, Chandra positions, and very deep optical,
near-infrared, far-infrared, and submillimeter observations will enable the
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-04-07T20:55:06Z/2005-05-20T14:41:21Z
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 2006-07-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Richard Mushotzky, 2006, 030326, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d34t04h