News 20230714 - XMM-Newton
XMM-Newton-NEWS #268, 14-Jul-2023XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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- XMM-Newton Users Handbook update for AO-23
- Let us know about XMM-Newton related Ph.D. and prizes for XMM-Newton results
- Feedback on ESA Astronomy Science Archive and ESASky
XMM-NEWTON USERS HANDBOOK UPDATE FOR AO-23
The XMM-Newton Users Handbook (UHB) has been updated to version 2.21 in preparation for the next Announcement of Opportunity (AO-23) 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
LET US KNOW ABOUT XMM-NEWTON RELATED PH.D. AND PRIZES FOR XMM-NEWTON RESULTS
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 email@example.com, 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.
FEEDBACK ON ESA ASTRONOMY SCIENCE ARCHIVES AND ESASKY
The ESAC Science Data Centre (ESDC) is carrying out an anonymous survey to ensure that the services offered meet the needs and expectations of the community effectively.
The survey is designed to be concise, taking no more than 10 minutes to complete. It covers various aspects of the Astronomy archives, including EXOSAT, Gaia, Herschel, HST, ISO, JWST, Lisa Pathfinder, Planck, XMM-Newton, and the ESASky tool itself. At the end there are optional questions where more detailed feedback can be provided.
The survey can be accesed here.