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Name 060174
Title XMM-Newton observations of a complete sample of INTEGRAL detected AGN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uz03e59
Author Dr Loredana Bassani
Description We propose to observe with XMM-Newton all 19 AGN (from a complete sample of 74 INTEGRAL selected objects), for which no or limited spectral information are available below 10 keV. XMM observations will allow us to cover the missing information in the X-ray band and to characterize the broad band emission of these newly discovered sources. We emphasize here the hard X-ray selection of our sources and the unique role of INTEGRAL data in providing spectral information above 10 keV. This is the continuation of 3 previous successful XMM proposals, which have so far provided X-ray data for a number of INTEGRAL AGNs. We estimate a single source exposure in the range of 15-30 ks, for a total time of 345 ks, therefore we submit an XMM Large Program.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-09-09T01:22:39Z/2010-02-15T23:03:30Z
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 2011-03-23T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-03-23T00:00:00Z, 060174, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uz03e59