|XMM-Newton Observations of Two Possibly Compton-thick, Low Redshift ERO Sources
|Dr Lisa Winter
|The Swift BAT (14-195 keV) X-ray survey has currently identified a sample of 250 nearby (z=0.03) AGN. Among these, two sources have very unusual multi wavelength properties which have strong implications for understanding similar sources detected in deep surveys. In the optical, NVSS 193013+341047 and IRAS 05218-1212 show broad lines, while their XRT spectra suggest these sources are heavily absorbed and possibly Compton-thick. Further, the IR properties of these sources place them among the most heavily extincted with unusual SED, comparable only to high redshift ERO. With 15 ks XMM EPIC observations of both unusual sources, we will constrain the X-ray properties of these sources, trying to determine the origin of this unusual (at high flux) behavior.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2010, 060284, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tp4jdm5