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Name 040595
Title The Nature of Far Infrared Selected Type 2 QSOs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vze5eu6
Author Dr Yuichi Terashima
Description We propose X-ray spectroscopy of type 2 QSO candidates chosen based on very luminous optical emission lines and Seyfert 2 type classification in the IRAS 1 Jy sample of ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs). Our goals are (1) to measure intrinsic luminosity to test whether the main power source in Seyfert-type ULIRGs is an AGN if the AGN is Compton thin, (2) to constrain the geometry of obscuring matter from Fe-K lines and to compare them with less luminous AGNs. These data will be a basis to take a census of type 2 QSOs in on-going-future IR-X-ray survey and to perform hard X-ray follow up to fully understand the long-sought class of AGNs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-06-08T08:22:08Z/2007-02-08T00:05:41Z
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 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z, 040595, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vze5eu6