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Name 060178
Title X-ray Spectral Characterization of a Complete Sample of Swift BAT AGNs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-v28f3us
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
Temporal Coverage 2009-05-23T16:18:54Z/2010-02-01T04:19:14Z
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 2011-03-03T00:00:00Z
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