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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/18682
The XMM large scale structure survey: properties and two-point angular correlations of point-like sources
English
Gandhi, P. mailto [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, University of Cambridge, CB3 0HA, UK ; European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile]
Garcet, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astroph. extragalactique et observations spatiales (AEOS) >]
Disseau, L. [École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France ; European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile]
Pacaud, F. [CEA/DSM/DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France]
Pierre, M. [CEA/DSM/DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France]
Gueguen, A. [CEA/DSM/DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France]
Alloin, D. [CEA/DSM/DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France ; European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile]
Chiappetti, L. [INAF IASF Milano, via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, Italy]
Gosset, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Groupe d'astrophysique des hautes énergies (GAPHE) >]
Maccagni, D. [INAF IASF Milano, via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, Italy]
Surdej, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astroph. extragalactique et observations spatiales (AEOS) >]
Valtchanov, I. [Astrophysics group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK]
Oct-2006
Astronomy and Astrophysics
EDP Sciences
457
2
393-404
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-6361
1432-0746
Les Ulis
France
[en] large-scale structure of Universe ; galaxies: Seyfert ; X-rays: diffuse background
[en] We analyze X-ray sources detected over 4.2 pseudo-contiguous sq. deg. in the 0.5-2 keV and 2-10 keV bands down to fluxes of 2× 10[SUP]-15[/SUP] and 8× 10[SUP]-15[/SUP] erg s[SUP]-1[/SUP] cm[SUP]-2[/SUP] respectively, as part of the XMM-Newton Large Scale Structure Survey. The log N-log S in both bands shows a steep slope at bright fluxes, but agrees well with other determinations below ~2 × 10[SUP]-14[/SUP] erg s[SUP]-1[/SUP] cm[SUP]-2[/SUP]. The detected sources resolve close to 30 per cent of the X-ray background in the 2-10 keV band. We study the two-point angular clustering of point sources using nearest neighbours and correlation function statistics and find a weak, positive signal for ~1130 sources in the 0.5-2 keV band, but no correlation for ~400 sources in the 2-10 keV band below scales of 100 arcsec. A sub-sample of ~200 faint sources with hard X-ray count ratios, that is likely to be dominated by obscured AGN, does show a positive signal with the data allowing for a large angular correlation length, but only at the ~2 (3)sigma level, based on re-sampling (Poisson) statistics. We discuss possible implications and emphasize the importance of wider, complete surveys in order to fully understand the large scale structure of the X-ray sky.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/18682
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17295
10.1051/0004-6361:20065284
http://de.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0607135
http://esoads.eso.org/abs/2006A%26A...457..393G
The authors thank EDP Sciences for their deposit authorization

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