|Title||Black Hole Growth in Luminous Quasars with XMM-Newton Legacy Stripe 82X Survey|
|Author||Prof C. Megan Urry|
|Description||We propose an XMM-Newton survey overlapping 20 deg^2 in legacy field SDSS Stripe 82, the location of an unsurpassed collection of publicly available deep multi-wavelength data, including >800 optical spectra per deg^2. The addition of wide-field hard X-ray coverage addresses our key science goal to determine supermassive black hole growth in quasars, which likely dominate the total black hole mass accreted over cosmic time. The survey area and depth are designed to probe luminosities and redshifts that have been poorly explored in hard X-rays, capitalizing on XMM-Newton.s hard X-ray response, large effective area and field of view. "Stripe 82X. requires 185 overlapping 4.5-ks pointings in mosaic mode, with limiting flux F_(0.5-2keV) virgul 5e-15 erg-s-cm^2 over most of the field.|
|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, 2015-07-29T22:00:00Z, 074739, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-axwtg91|