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Name 067494
Title XMM-Newton observations of two Compton thick candidates


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iwc1iyt
Author Dr Valentina La Parola
Description We propose the observation of two Compton thick candidates selected within the extragalactic sources of the Second Palermo BAT Catalogue, according to their position in a N_H vs softness ratio (F[2-10 keV]-F[20-100] keV) plot. We aim at their full spectral characterization through broad-band (0.2-150 keV) high quality spectroscopy, in order to confirm their Compton thick nature.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-04-09T07:43:09Z/2012-04-09T23:31:48Z
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 2013-04-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-04-25T00:00:00Z, 067494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iwc1iyt