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XMM-Newton Target of Opportunity (ToO)



ToO Policies & Procedures

Targets of Opportunity (ToOs) are subject to the policies and procedures explained in the XMM-Newton Policies & Procedures Document which is available online (or can be downloaded from here).
Please, pay particular attention to Section 5.2.2 and especially Subsection 5.2.2.2, which makes reference to unanticipated ToO alerts explaining also the policy for the determination of proprietary periods of such observations.

ToO Alert

Investigators may notify the XMM-Newton SOC of a Target of Opportunity online. Simply complete the details on the ToO Notification Page.

Pending Anticipated ToOs

A list of anticipated ToO observations already accepted by the XMM-Newton Observing Time Allocation Committee (OTAC), which are currently not yet fulfilled, is available at this link.

Unanticipated ToO Details

The following list comprises performed unanticipated ToOs.

The status of the data is denoted using the following acronyms:
  • ToO (public): Target of Opportunity data are public with respect to data-rights
  • ToO (DD-MMM-YYYY): Target of Opportunity data are public after the given date, usually after a proprietary period of half a year. Dates can also be linked to data-rights of another accepted open-time target, or be decided by the Project Scientist
  • ToO (TBD): Target of Opportunity data rights are granted, but the date for the observation to be public is still undefined. Either the ODF has not been delivered yet, or the data rights depend on another observation
  • DPS: Observed in Discretionary Time of the Project Scientist

The links from entries in this table are as follows:

  • Rev: link to the Orbit/Date Calculator, to check the observation date
  • Observation Id: link to the corresponding entry in the Observation Log, if already scheduled. If an observation is not yet listed, the scheduling is still to be confirmed
  • ODF Data: link to the ODF data for download from the XSA archive, when available (the typical production time for an ODF is approximately 2 weeks). If the data is still proprietary, the linked page will indicate this
  • PPS Data: link to the PPS data for download from the XSA archive, when available (the typical production time for PPS Data is approximately 6 weeks). If the data is still proprietary, the linked page will indicate this

This table is weekly updated, but there might be periods for which updates take slightly longer. Should you need to know details about a ToO/DPS observation, that are not given below (yet), please do not hesitate to contact the HelpDesk.

Rev Observation Id Target RA Dec Exp. Time
(ksec)
Data Status ODF Data
when available
PPS Data
when available
Comments
TBD. TBD MS2254.9-3712 22:57:38.90 -36:56:07.0 100 DPS (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. W. Allston)(To be observed in 2015 May/June)
2751 0748390701 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 35.8 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Archibald)
2748 0748390901 NGC 7793 ULX3 23:58:08.80 -32:34:04.0 50.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. F. Grise)
2742 0748390601 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 22.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Archibald)
2739 0748390501 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 36.2 ToO (28-May-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Archibald)
2738 0748390101 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 35.7 ToO (27-May-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Archibald)
2735 0748390801 SGR 1935+2154 19:34:55.68 +21:53:48.2 21.8 ToO (22-May-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Israel)
2731 0729160501 GRB141028A 21:30:24.54 -00:13:52.7 37.4 ToO (12-May-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. E. Troja)
2715 0748590101 C2013 A1 17:42:20.02 -34:10:20.3 60.9 ToO (14-Apr-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. K. Dennerl)
2671 0729561301 NGC5907 ULX1 15:15:59.00 +56:18:11.0 45.0 ToO (16-Jan-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. D. Walton)
2669 0729561201 M83 ULX 13:37:05.13 -29:52:07.2 29.8 ToO (14-Jan-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Soria / Dr. K. Kuntz)
2664 0729560801 XSS J12270-4859 12:27:58.75 -48:53:42.9 40.0 ToO (01-Jan-2015) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. D. de Martino)
2622 0729560901 CXO J073655.6+653540 07:36:55.60 +65:35:38.4 15.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2613 0729560701 Circinus X-1 15:20:40.85 -57:10:00.1 42.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2608 0729560401 GRO J1744-28 17:44:33.09 -28:44:27.0 85.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2607 0729560601 Circinus X-1 15:20:40.85 -57:10:00.1 31.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2599 0729560501 Circinus X-1 15:20:40.85 -57:10:00.1 33.7 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2586 0729560301 RXJ0520.5-6932 05:20:31.16 -69:31:54.3 12.9 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2584 0729560201 RXJ0520.5-6932 05:20:31.16 -69:31:54.3 15.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2582 0729560101 SwiftJ004327.6+41045 00:43:27.70 +41:04:53.0 23.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2574 0727961401 XSS J12270-4859 12:27:58.70 -48:53:43.0 38.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2573 0729160301 GRB130925A 02:44:42.96 -26:09:11.1 104.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2557 0727961301 IGR J21343+4738 21:34:20.40 +47:38:01.0 30.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2553 0727960801 GRB130427A 11:32:32.84 +27:41:56.0 33.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2552 0727960701 GRB130427A 11:32:32.84 +27:41:56.2 33.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2547 0727961201 KS 1947+300 19:49:35.5 +30:12:31.8 15.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2518 0727960901 Swift J1734.5-3027 17:34:24.40 -30:23:54.0 33.6 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2506 0727960501 AA Tau 04:34:55.42 +24:28:53.2 35.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2492 0727960601 SWIFT J1644+57 16:44:49.97 +57:34:59.7 50.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2486 0727960401 CXOM31 J004252.467+411631.17 00:42:52.50 +41:16:31.2 12.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2486 0727960301 QSO J1131-1231 11:31:51.54 -12:31:58.7 92.8 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2481 0727960201 MCG-5-23-16 09:47:40.20 -30:56:55.0 141.4 Public ODF Data PPS Data (tank replenishment test)
2480 0727960101 MCG-5-23-16 09:47:40.20 -30:56:55.0 138.4 Public ODF Data PPS Data (tank replenishment test)
2464 0701981901 NGC2617 08:35:38.80 -04:05:18.0 37.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2451 0701981601 NGC2617 08:35:38.80 -04:05:18.0 66.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2444 0701981501 IGR J18245-2452 18:24:32.20 -24:52:05.5 70.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2439 0701981401 IGR J18245-2452 18:24:32.20 -24:52:05.5 30.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2416 0701981301 GR Ori 05:21:34.98 +01:10:10.0 13.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2412 0701981201 M31N 2013-01b 00:44:02.09 +41:25:44.4 25.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2410 0701980701 C 2012 F6 Lemmon 16:18:27.11 -86:36:35.6 36.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2409 0701981001 ULX in Circinus Gal 14:12:39.11 -65:23:32.8 60.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2409 0701980501 HR 810 02:42:33.72 -50:47:58.5 10.3 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -

For ToO data prior to revolution 2363, please refer to the ToO Archive Page



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