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Name 082259
Title Completing the Identification of Planck SZ Clusters with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-025ww7b
Author European Space Agency
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
Temporal Coverage 2018-04-27T10:26:44Z/2019-04-20T02:38:53Z
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 2020-05-08T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020, Completing The Identification Of Planck Sz Clusters With Xmm-Newton, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-025ww7b