|Title||XMM Observations of New Swift BAT AGN (DDT)|
|Author||Dr Norbert Schartel (DDT)|
|Description||Because the above-15 keV band is unaffected by absorption this band offers the best hope of obtaining an unbiased sample of AGN. The Swift BAT survey has produced the first large sample of hard X-ray bright AGN in the local universe providing the data necessary to determine the true characteristics of the AGN population, and hence the X-ray background. However to use this data one needs to obtain the X-ray spectral properties of these objects (absorption, Fe lines). In the second BAT survey only virgul1-3 of the objects have available X-ray spectra and thus new observations are necessary. We propose to obtain short, 10ks observations of all of the BAT sources without archival X-ray spectra (23objects).|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2007-07-25T00:00:00Z, 031219, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4zw3rmx|