A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060401
Title Observations of Galaxy Clusters Discovered with Sunyaev-Zel.dovich Effect Survey


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-47obgct
Author Dr Bradford Benson
Description The South Pole Telescope (SPT) has recently reported the first optically confirmed clusters discovered via the SZ effect. In addition, SPT has detected dozens more sources believed to be high redshift, 0.5 < z < 1.0, massive clusters. We propose to use XMM-Newton to make observations of six of the brightest clusters detected by the SPT. Follow-up observations of these clusters via X-rays is essential in understanding the selection function of the survey by linking the SZ observed flux to mass using the assumption of hydrostatic equilibrium and the X-ray temperature. A detailed comparison of the X-ray and SZ observations will also tell us much about the physics and evolution of these previously undiscovered SZ effect selected clusters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-05-08T09:31:50Z/2009-11-22T01:49:22Z
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 2010-12-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-12-04T00:00:00Z, 060401, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-47obgct