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Name 074120
Title A new Cosmological Study Approach with a Volume Limited X-ray Cluster Sample


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-054q0l5
Author Prof Hans Boehringer
Description The application of galaxy clusters in constraining cosmological models is currently mostly limited by our uncertain knowledge of scaling relations of observables and cluster mass. Most scaling relation studies are based on X-ray flux limited samples which are biased. In AO10 we proposed to take a new approach with a study of an unbiased volume-limited sample. From this approach and a comparison of both types of samples we will get many new insights into the cluster property statistics. Of 47 AO10 targets 26 flared ones have been resheduled for AO12 of which 6 are again severely affected by flares. We repropose these last 6 targets to complete the volume-limited sample for a total execution time of 60 ks since it is crucial to have good data for the full sample.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-04-01T05:12:59Z/2014-06-17T15:29:42Z
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 2015-07-03T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-07-03T22:00:00Z, 074120, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-054q0l5