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Name 082409
Title An X-ray View of the Most Luminous Outflowing Dust-Obscured Quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-49u4iw3
Author Dr George Lansbury
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of eight recently discovered hyperluminous, heavily reddened quasars at the main epoch of galaxy and black-hole growth at zvirgul2-3. The sample, selected from large area infrared surveys, has high quality rest-frame optical spectroscopic coverage, and luminous [OIII] line emission with signatures of outflowing gas. This proposal will increase the number of such sources with X-ray coverage ninefold, completing the sample, and will allow us to achieve the goal of directly constraining circumnuclear obscuration and accretion luminosities. The combination of high quality XMM spectra with the existing multiwavelength data will allow us to assess the importance of radiative pressure on dust, a mode of feedback which is expected to be prevalent in these systems.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-07-10T17:47:37Z/2018-11-28T23:36:27Z
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 2019-12-21T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-12-21T23:00:00Z, 082409, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-49u4iw3