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Name 088168
Title The nuclear activity in a MIR colour selected sample of bright IR mergers


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-3zfgn6m
Author Dr Nora Loiseau
Description We propose a fulfill XMM-Newton programme to observe a sample of major mergers hosting AGN candidates based on their MIR WISE colours. Our goal is to characterise the X-ray emission in interacting galaxy pairs, and to look for some possible interaction effects like offset nuclei, or intermittent nuclear emission. We selected the galaxy pairs from the sample of Sekiguchi and Wolstencroft (1992MNRAS.255.581S, SW), of IR bright Arp-Madore major mergers.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-09-14T13:22:24Z/2021-12-19T07:10:01Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2023-01-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2023-01-18T00:00:00Z, 088168, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-3zfgn6m