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Name 078367
Title Extremely Luminous, Heavily Obscured WISE-Selected AGN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ocxy81x
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. {bf In AO14 we were awarded a 20virgulks Priority B observation of WISEvirgulJ2246-0526, the most luminous galaxy currently known, but the observations were essentially useless due to strong flaring.} We propose to re-observe that source in AO15. in order to measure its high-energy properties and column densities.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-05-17T22:58:04Z/2016-05-18T06:44:44Z
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 2017-06-09T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-06-09T22:00:00Z, 078367, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ocxy81x