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Name 084344
Title Extending a bona fide IMBH sample: X-ray confirmation of optical AGN candidates


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c89qibq
Author Dr Igor Chilingarian
Description A population of intermediate black holes (IMBH) will allow us to solve one of the long-standing problems in modern astrophysics, the origin of supermassive black holes. Using dedicated analysis of 1 million optical spectra, we identified a sample of 305 IMBH candidates (3e4
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-09-17T18:15:38Z/2020-04-19T21:17:40Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2021-05-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-05-22T00:00:00Z, 084344, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c89qibq