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News (Jan 20, 2020): X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years

 

Responsibilities

Together with the ESA team at the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (SOC) at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), the SSC

 

SSC-Potsdam

Within the consortium, the SSC members at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) have the responsibility to

  • develop and compile the catalogues from overlapping XMM-Newton observations,
  • develop and maintain the source detection software for the pipeline processing of the XMM-Newton EPIC data.
    This work is done in close collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching.
  • contribute to the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogues.
  • contribute to the XID programme.
    For example, the AIP has triggered the XMM-EIS, the ESO public imaging on XMM-fields, and published the corresponding X-ray images and source lists.

 

XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogues

The most recent catalogue releases are

4XMM-DR9s – The second Serendipitous Source Catalogue from overlapping observations (Dec 2019)

and

4XMM-DR9 – The 4th generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue (Dec 2019).

It is available / browsable at

It contains almost 811,000 detections of 550,000 unique sources in 11,204 XMM-Newton observations, obtained between February 2000 and February 2019.


 

Catalogue papers:

  • Traulsen, Schwope, Lamer et al. 2020, The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. X: The second source catalogue from overlapping XMM-Newton observations and its long-term variable content, A&A, accepted
  • Webb, Coriat, Traulsen et al. 2020, The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. IX. The third XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue, A&A, submitted
  • Traulsen, Schwope, Lamer et al. 2018, The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. VIII: The first XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue from overlapping observations, A&A (astro-ph)
  • Rosen, Webb, Watson et al. 2016, The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. VII. The third XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue, A&A 590, A1 (ADS)
  • Watson, Schröder, Fyfe et al. 2009, The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue, A&A 493, 339 (ADS)

 

Catalogue versions and press releases:

4XMM-DR9s The second catalogue of serendipitous sources from overlapping XMM-Newton observations
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via ESA's XMM-Newton Science Archive
AIP press release: X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years
2019
4XMM-DR9 DR9 of the 4th generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via IRAP catalogue server
Access via XCatDB of the Observatory of Strasbourg
IRAP press release: X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years
2019
3XMM-DR7s The first catalogue of serendipitous sources from overlapping XMM-Newton observations
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via ESA's XMM-Newton Science Archive
Access via XCatDB of the Observatory of Strasbourg
AIP press release: Digging deeper: First catalogue of X-ray sources in overlapping observations published
2018
3XMM-DR8 DR8 of the 3rd generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via IRAP catalogue server
Access via XCatDB of the Observatory of Strasbourg
2018
3XMM-DR7 DR7 of the 3rd generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via IRAP catalogue server
Access via XCatDB of the Observatory of Strasbourg
2017
3XMM-DR6 DR6 of the 3rd generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via IRAP catalogue server
Access via XCatDB of the Observatory of Strasbourg
2016
3XMM-DR5 DR5 of the 3rd generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the IRAP Toulouse
Access via IRAP catalogue server
Access via XCatDB of the Observatory of Strasbourg
SSC press release (IRAP Toulouse): A new version of the largest catalogue of X-ray detected astrophysical objects
AIP press release: Largest catalogue of X-ray detected astrophysical objects published
2015
3XMM-DR4 The 3rd generation XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the University of Leicester
Access via LEDAS
ESA press release: Latest XMM-Newton catalogue offers new X-ray vision
2013

2XMMi-DR3

The 2nd incremental version of the Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the University of Leicester
Access via LEDAS
ESA press release: XMM-Newton releases new edition of cosmic catalogue
AIP press release: Umfangreichster Katalog mit Satellitenaufnahmen von kosmischen Röntgenquellen veröffentlicht
2010
2XMMi-DR2 The Incremental Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the University of Leicester
Access via LEDAS
2008
2XMM-DR1 The Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the University of Leicester
Access via LEDAS
ESA press release: Release of the second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue
2007
2XMMp-DR0 The Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Pre-release Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the University of Leicester
Access via LEDAS
ESA press release: Pre-release of the second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue
2006
1XMM The First XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Catalogue public pages at the University of Leicester
Access via LEDAS
2003

 

Founding institutes

  • IoA Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy
  • UCL-MSSL Dorking (Surrey), UK: Mullard Space Science Laboratory of the University College London
  • MPE Garching, Germany: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestriche Physik
  • XROA Leicester, UK: University of Leicester, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • OAB Milano, Italy: Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
  • AIP Potsdam, Germany: Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
  • CEA Saclay, France: Service d'Astrophysique L'Orme des Merisiers, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay
  • IFCA Santander, Spain: University of Cantabria, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • OAS Strasbourg, France: University of Strasbourg, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, Equipe Hautes Energies
  • IRAP Toulouse, France: Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie

 

Meetings

↪ 27th XMM-Newton SSC consortium meeting, May 13th–14th 2014, Potsdam

↪ Group photos of selected consortium meetings

 

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