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Name 076378
Title The Most Luminous Dust-Obscured Black Holes at zvirgul2-3


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ehcr0v0
Author Dr Manda Banerji
Description We propose to obtain XMM-Newton observations for a complete flux-limited sample of 7 of the most mid infra-red luminous quasars (log(L6um) > 47.5) at the main epoch of galaxy and black-hole growth at z 2 3. The main objective is to study the X-ray properties of a new population of hyperluminous, heavily reddened quasars with typical extinctions of 0.5 < E(B V ) < 2.0 and which are therefore not detectable in wide-field optical surveys. These broad-line Type 1 reddened quasars have the expected properties - high Eddington ratios and moderate column-densities - characteristic of the radiative feedback phase. We will constrain the hard X-ray luminosity and neutral hydrogen column density and compare them to optically selected, essentially unobscured quasars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-06-21T07:48:44Z/2015-09-03T01:06:22Z
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 2016-09-22T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-09-22T22:00:00Z, 076378, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ehcr0v0