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Name 076440
Title Extremely Luminous, Heavily Obscured WISE-Selected AGN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qfqr0q0
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
Temporal Coverage 2015-05-16T09:19:28Z/2015-11-13T21:05:16Z
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 2016-12-02T23:00:00Z
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