A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040520
Title The Highest Redshift Galaxy Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-udk7clc
Author Dr Spencer Stanford
Description We propose to obtain EPIC observations of an IR-selected galaxy cluster at z=1.41, currently the highest redshift of a known cluster. The target cluster is among the richest found at z > 1 in our IRAC survey of the 9 square degree Bootes field. The X-ray data will allow us to determine 1) if the cluster already has created a hot intracluster medium, as is suggested by a detection in shallow Chandra data, 2) the temperature and luminosity of the ICM, 3) the total cluster mass, and 4) the total cluster mass to light ratio.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-07-05T09:02:17Z/2006-07-05T20:34:00Z
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 2007-08-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-08-06T00:00:00Z, 040520, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-udk7clc