Title: The XMM-LSS survey. Survey design and first results
Authors: Pierre, M ×
Valtchanov, I
Altieri, B
Andreon, S
Bolzonella, M
Bremer, M
Disseau, L
Dos Santos, S
Gandhi, P
Jean, Christophe
Pacaud, F
Read, A
Refregier, A
Willis, J
Adami, C
Alloin, D
Birkinshaw, M
Chiappetti, L
Cohen, A
Detal, A
Duc, PA
Gosset, E
Hjorth, J
Jones, L
Le Fevre, O
Lonsdale, C
Maccagni, D
Mazure, A
McBreen, B
McCracken, H
Mellier, Y
Ponman, T
Quintana, H
Rottgering, H
Smette, A
Surdej, J
Starck, JL
Vigroux, L
White, S #
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Publisher: Iop publishing ltd
Series Title: Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics issue:9 pages:-
Abstract: The XMM Large Scale Structure survey (XMM-LSS) is a medium deep large area X-ray survey. Its goal is to extend large scale structure investigations attempted using ROSAT cluster samples to two redshift bins between 0<z<1 while maintaining the precision of earlier studies. Two main goals have constrained the survey design: the evolutionary study of the cluster-cluster correlation function and of the cluster number density. The adopted observing configuration consists of an equatorial mosaic of 10 ks pointings, separated by 20' and covering 8degrees x 8degrees, giving a pointsource sensitivity of similar to5x10(-15) erg cm(-2) s(-1) in the 0.5-2 keV band. This will yield more than 800 clusters of galaxies and a sample of X-ray AGN with a space density of about 300 deg(-2). We present the expected cosmological implications of the survey in the context of LambdaCDM models and cluster evolution. We give an overview of the first observational results.
ISSN: 1475-7516
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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