|Title||Extremely Luminous, Heavily Obscured WISE-Selected AGN|
|Author||Dr Daniel Stern|
|Description||The all-sky mid-IR WISE mission is an extremely efficient black hole finder, identifying vast numbers of AGN, including the rarest, most luminous, most obscured AGN. We propose to observe six extreme, obscured wise-selected AGN at zvirgul2 with bolometric luminosities L(bol) > 1e14 L(sun), comparable to the most luminous unobscured quasars known. Taking advantage of the beneficial X-ray k-correction, XMM- Newton observations will measure the high-energy properties and column densities of these extreme systems. To date, few heavily obscured AGN at such high luminosities have been observed.|
|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, 2016-12-02T23:00:00Z, 076440, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qfqr0q0|