|Title||Completing the Identification of Planck SZ Clusters with XMM-Newton|
|Author||Prof John P. Hughes|
|Description||We have embarked on an extensive optical-NIR-X-ray imaging program to unveil all of the most massive clusters in the observable Universe by identifying cluster candidates selected via the Sunyaev-Zel.dovich (SZ) effect by the Planck satellite. Here we propose to observe the 17 highest signal-to-noise unconfirmed candidates using short (10 ks) XMM-Newton exposures in order to determine each cluster.s position, extent, and X-ray flux. Combining the X-ray results with our existing groundbased optical-NIR data will allow determination of photometric redshifts, optical richness, X-ray luminosities and, from these quantites, estimates of the cluster mass.|
|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, 2020-05-08T22:00:00Z, 082259, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-025ww7b|