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Name 055096
Title Disclosing the X-ray properties of Type 2 QSO


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-twfa5at
Author Dr Roberto Della Ceca
Description The study of the X-ray spectral properties of type 2 QSO has fundamental consequence on several hot topics related to the AGN physics. The understanding of their X-ray spectral properties is, however, still limited. We propose XMM-Newton observations of 7 QSO2 belonging to the XMM Bright Survey. This QSO2 sample is unique at the moment: the objects are bright (both in X-ray and in the optical), they belong to a complete survey, and multi-wavelength data have been already accumulated. In particular for 5 objects we have Spitzer proprietary data (allowing us for a detailed investigation to characterize their infrared properties), while good optical spectra are available for all the objects (enabling for a detailed investigation of the AGN narrow line region as well as its host galaxy).
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-11-26T17:48:24Z/2009-02-02T03:00:48Z
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 2010-03-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-06T00:00:00Z, 055096, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-twfa5at