The XXL Survey I. Scientific motivations - XMM-Newton observing plan - Follow-up observations and simulation programme


PIERRE M., PACAUD F., ADAMI C., Alis S. , ALTIERI B., BARAN N., ...More

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, vol.592, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 592
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526766
  • Journal Name: ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: X-rays: general, large-scale structure of Universe, X-rays: galaxies: clusters, surveys, ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI, CHARGE-EXCHANGE EMISSION, SCALE STRUCTURE CATALOG, WIDE-FIELD SURVEY, X-RAY SOURCES, CLUSTER SAMPLE, DEEP SURVEY, SKY SURVEY, COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, PHOTOMETRIC REDSHIFT

Abstract

Context. The quest for the cosmological parameters that describe our universe continues to motivate the scientific community to undertake very large survey initiatives across the electromagnetic spectrum. Over the past two decades, the Chandra and XMM-Newton observatories have supported numerous studies of X-ray-selected clusters of galaxies, active galactic nuclei (AGNs), and the X-ray background. The present paper is the first in a series reporting results of the XXL-XMM survey; it comes at a time when the Planck mission results are being finalised.