A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 083041


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p89agpo
Author Dr Marco Ajello
Description For a long time high-redshift BL Lac objects were deemed not to exist. Fermi showed us that there is r^ant population of BL Lacs with redshift beyond 1.0. Some of them belong to the HSP class and are among the hardest gamma-ray sources detected by Fermi showing emission up and beyond 100 GeV. This makes them the most luminous BL Lacs ever detected and rates them among the most powerful accelerators in the Universe. We plan to observe the extreme BL Lac 2FHL J2146.6-1345 simultaneously with NuSTAR, XMM-Newton, and SARA. This will provide unprecedented coverage of the synchrotron peak from nIR to hard X-ray allowing us: to understand the nature and the energetic of this object, to answer long-standing questions on the blazar sequence and to use it as probe of the extragalactic background.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-05-18T05:10:31Z/2018-05-18T09:53:51Z
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 2019-06-18T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-06-18T22:00:00Z, 083041, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p89agpo