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Name 060284
Title XMM-Newton Observations of Two Possibly Compton-thick, Low Redshift ERO Sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tp4jdm5
Author Dr Lisa Winter
Description 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-05-16T16:28:25Z/2009-05-16T22:42:44Z
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 2010-06-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010, 060284, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tp4jdm5