|Title||Characterizing Planck ESZ Clusters|
|Author||Dr Christine Jones|
|Description||ESA.s Planck Mission has provided a large, statistically representative sample of 189 clusters within z<0.55, detected over the full sky (|b| > 15deg) through their SZ effect.The proposed XMM-Newton observations of 17 clusters will allow us to complete the X-ray characterization of all ESZ clusters. We will determine the dynamical state of each cluster, measure cluster masses and mass proxies, and explore the origin of radio halos and relics. We will derive scaling relations between X-ray and SZ properties, including cluster masses, which will be used in future large SZ and X-ray surveys (e.g. eROSITA), where detailed X-ray studies for each cluster will not be possible. This sample will become the fundamental low redshift baseline for studies of cluster evolution.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2015-05-21T22:00:00Z, 072316, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-srw9hy8|