Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Session

The SRG Mission: First Results from eROSITA and ART-XC

HE4
Jul 6, 2021, 9:30 AM

Conveners

The SRG Mission: First Results from eROSITA and ART-XC: Block 1

  • Andrea Merloni (MPE)

Description

The next generation of wide-area, sensitive X-ray surveys designed to map the hot and energetic Universe has arrived, thanks to eROSITA (extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array) and ART-XC (Astronomical Roentgen Telescope - X-ray Concentrator) the two instruments on the Russian-German Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) mission. eROSITA high sensitivity, large field of view, high spatial resolution and survey efficiency is bound to revolutionize X-ray astronomy and deliver large legacy samples for many classes of astronomical objects in the energy range 0.2-8 keV, while ART-Xc will offer a new insight into the Hard-X-ray sky at energies 4-30 keV. During this session we will present an overview of the instruments capabilities, the current status of the mission, a few selected early science results and the expectations for the survey program, which has completed last December the second of its eight planned charts of the whole sky.

Presentation materials

Building timetable...