News 20170327 - XMM-Newton
XMM-Newton-NEWS #196, 27-Mar-2017XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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- XSA v9.3 release with access to the Slew Survey (XMMSL2) and OM (XMM-SUSS3) catalogues
- Release of the new version of the XMM-Newton Slew Survey Source Catalogue: XMMSL2
- Release of the new version of the XMM-Newton OM Catalogue: XMM-SUSS3
XSA v9.3 release with access to the Slew Survey (XMMSL2) and OM (XMM-SUSS3) catalogues
A new version of the XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA v9.3) is available athttps://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xsa
Public ODFs and PPS products can now be individually downloaded without the need of login into XSA. Besides other improvements, the new pipeline products for EPIC sources (postcards with extraction regions and combined light curves) can be visualised, and it is possible to customise coordinates and distance units in the results panel.
XSA v9.3 provides access to the new versions of the Slew Survey (XMMSL2) and OM (XMM-SUSS3) catalogues.
Release of the new version the XMM-Newton Slew Survey Source Catalogue: XMMSL2
An updated version of the catalogue of X-ray sources found in the EPIC-pn camera during slews between targets, has been released under the name XMMSL2. This catalogue has been produced from a complete reprocessing of 2114 slews, made between September 2001 and December 2014, using a point spread function specifically constructed for source detection in slew observations.
The catalogue contains 29393 sources, an increase of nearly 50% on the previous edition. About 84% of the sky has been covered, at least once, in this release.
This catalogue can be accessed and searched with XSA, or downloaded as a FITS table from the XSA web page.
Release of the new version of the XMM-Newton OM Catalogue: XMM-SUSS3
The third version of the XMM-Newton OM Serendipitous Ultraviolet Source Survey Catalogue (XMM-SUSS3) has been released.
This version includes all OM science observations obtained until July 2015 (7886). All data have been reprocessed using the XMM-Newton Science Analysis Software (SAS) system version 15.0. A new time-dependent sensitivity degradation correction has been applied to all data.
The total number of entries is 6.88 million. They correspond to 4.75 million sources, of which 23% have multiple entries coming from different observations.
The XMM-SUSS3 catalogue can be accessed through the XSA search interface. Both the complete catalogue and a reduced version can be downloaded from the XSA web page.