15-20 March 2020
Europe/Berlin timezone

The NEP hard X-ray survey with ART-XC

16 Mar 2020, 17:40



Dr Chen Chien-Ting (NASA MSFC/USRA)


The Astronomical Roentgen Telescope X-ray Concentrator (ART-XC) instrument onboard the Spectrum Röntgen Gamma (SRG) mission has started the all-sky hard X-ray survey since 2019/12/08. The observations of the ecliptic pole regions will reach exceptional depth thanks to the survey design of overlapping exposure in these regions. In anticipation of the ART-XC survey in the North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) region, we explore publicly available multiwavelength catalogs in the NEP region and investigate AGN candidates that might exhibit hard X-ray signals that will be detected by ART-XC. To capitalize on the ART-XC coverage in the NEP region, we also investigate ART-XC cadence and sensitivity limits for a selected few luminous X-ray sources. Comparisons between our simulations and the ART-XC survey in NEP will also be discussed.

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Dr Chen Chien-Ting (NASA MSFC/USRA)


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