A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 055493
Title The hard (2-10 keV), high-latitude XMM-Newton AGN slew survey I


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d86240j
Author Dr Norbert Schartel
Description XMM-Newton slew data allow us to establish the deepest, complete, hard (2-10keV) X-ray selected, flux limited sample of X-ray sources which is dominated by AGN for high latitudes. The proposed follow-up observations of slew sources offer an unique opportunity to establish an overview of the spectral distribution of a complete hard X-ray selected sample of (nearby) AGNs and especially will allow to search for rare object classes and to determine the fraction of intrinsically absorbed sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-12-01T20:30:52Z/2009-04-14T00:19:33Z
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 2010-05-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-05-12T00:00:00Z, 055493, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d86240j