|Title||X-ray Spectral Characterization of a Complete Sample of Swift BAT AGNs|
|Author||Prof William Brandt|
|Description||The Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) is creating the most-sensitive all-sky survey in the penetrating 14-195 keV band, providing the least-biased sample of bright local AGNs. We propose XMM-Newton spectral characterization of 16 AGNs from the 22-month BAT catalog that will complete a sample of 47 AGNs in 4800 square degrees. This will allow complete and in-depth X-ray spectral characterization of the most-representative local AGN sample to date. We will derive the best-available distributions of AGN X-ray properties including absorption column density, absorption complexity, iron K emission, scattered emission, ionized edges, and luminosity. Our bright local templates will aid greatly in the understanding of distant AGNs in deep surveys.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2011-03-03T00:00:00Z, 060178, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-v28f3us|