XCS: A Serendipitous Galaxy Cluster Survey with XMM-Newton

Robert G. Mann, Chris Collins, Andrew Liddle, Robert C. Nichol, Kathy Romer, Pedro Viana, Michael West

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Abstract / Description of output

This poster contribution outlines XCS, a major serendipitous galaxy cluster survey that we intend to undertake using archival data taken by ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray satellite: further details can be found at the XCS WWW site (www.xcs-home.org) and in Romer et al. (2000). We describe the principal science drivers for cluster surveys, discuss the motivation for the XCS project design, and present our expectations for the properties of the catalogue resulting from XCS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMining the sky
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, July 31 - August 4, 2000
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-42468-0
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameESO Astrophysics Symposia
ISSN (Print)1431-2433


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