News 20210721 - XMM-Newton
XMM-Newton-NEWS #244, 21-Jul-2021XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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- XMM-Newton Users Handbook update for AO-21
- New Proposal Submission System: XIPS
- Let us know about XMM-Newton related Ph.D. and prizes for XMM-Newton results
XMM-NEWTON USERS HANDBOOK UPDATE FOR AO-21
The XMM-Newton Users Handbook (UHB) has been updated to version 2.19 in preparation for the next Announcement of Opportunity (AO-21) which will open next 17th of August.
The UHB contains information on the instrumentation on board XMM-Newton and serves as the main technical support document for proposal preparation, based on which potential XMM-Newton users can assess the technical feasibility of their planned observations.
The XMM-Newton Users Handbook is on-line at
Alternatively, pdf and postscript versions of the UHB can be downloaded from the "XMM-Newton Proposer's Info and Manuals" portal
NEW PROPOSAL SUBMISSION SYSTEM: XIPS
Starting in this call, the Phase I submission system (HRPS) is replaced by a new on-line interface: XIPS (XMM-Newton Interface for Proposal Submission)
The system will be available on August 17 2021 and will remain open until the deadline for proposal submission, October 8 2021, 12:00 UT.
The access will require login with the ESA-Cosmos account credentials, which are the same used to log in to the XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA).
Scientists willing to submit proposals can register in ESA-Cosmos via
Note that HTML proposal files from previous AOs cannot be ingested in the new system. Proposers are advised to become familiar with the new interface well in advance to avoid last minute problems.
LET US KNOW ABOUT XMM-NEWTON RELATED PH.D. AND PRIZES FOR XMM-NEWTON RESULTS
As already announced in previous issues of this Newsletter, the XMM-Newton team is collecting information about the completion of doctorates and Ph.D. theses based on (or making use of) XMM-Newton observations.
We would appreciate if you - being a candidate or a supervisor of a doctorate - could let us know details through the page
Also we would be grateful if you could inform us (via a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject "Ph.D. thesis work") in case you are aware of theses from, or supervised by, colleagues that make use of XMM-Newton data but are not yet included in the above list.
In addition, the XMM-Newton SOC would like to establish a list of prizes won based on XMM-Newton results. Information about such prizes can be sent via e-mail to the Helpdesk (email@example.com) indicating the name of the winner, year, prize name and granting institution.