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Name 065110
Title Revealing Compton-thick luminous AGNs in powerful [OIII] emitters


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-88izngg
Author Dr Enrico Piconcelli
Description We propose to complete an observing program accepted during the last AO aimed at discovering unquestionable examples of still-elusive, Compton-thick (CT) quasars among the most [OIII] luminous AGNs in the local Universe. We request XMM-Newton observations of two narrow line AGNs at z <0.04. The very large [OIII] luminosity of both sources points out an intrinsic X-ray luminosity typical of quasars, while previous low-quality X-ray data provided strong, although inconclusive, evidence of a reflection dominated spectrum. As demonstrated by the observation of the AO8 accepted target, that has successfully revealed a CT quasar, our observing strategy is designed to minimize the risks of ambiguous results that have affected most of blind searches for CT luminous AGNs performed so far.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-07-21T02:57:26Z/2010-07-23T06:38:08Z
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 2011-08-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-08-24T00:00:00Z, 065110, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-88izngg