XMM-Newton-NEWS  #204,    29-Nov-2017

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  • XMM-Newton AO-17 OTAC Results
  • EPIC-pn documentation released

XMM-Newton AO-17 OTAC Results

The list of XMM-Newton proposals accepted by the AO-17 Observing Time Allocation Committee (OTAC) and the associated abstracts are available at


The Principal Investigators of submitted proposals have been informed by e-mail about the results of the OTAC evaluation. The message contains the details about the second phase proposal submission for successful observations, which must be done via the XMM-Newton Remote Proposal Submission System (XRPS). The XRPS will close on the 2nd of February 2018 at 13:00 UT.

AO-17 observations will start to be routinely performed in May 2018.

EPIC-pn documentation released

We would like to draw your attention to the following recently released documents related to EPIC calibration and data analysis:

  • Seasonal pulse profile distortions in EPIC-pn Timing Mode observations of the Crab pulsar (XMM-SOC-CAL-TN 0211)
  • Stability of the EPIC-pn camera (XMM-SOC-CAL-TN 0212)
  • Correcting for photon pile-up in EPIC-pn (XMM-SOC-CAL-TNs 0213, 0214 and 0215)
  • Systematic study of simultaneous observations of AGN by XMM-Newton and NuSTAR (XMM-SOC-CAL-TN 0216)

These documents are available through the XMM-Newton Calibration Documentation web page at



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