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XMM-Newton Target of Opportunity (ToO)

Notice
Due to a planned migration of the XMM-Newton SOC web portal, all SOC internet services (including ToO Alerts) will be unavailable Wednesday, 10 February from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT).



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 approved and 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
2970 0790180201 FRB 121102 05:31:58.00 +33:08:04.0 57.3 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Scholz)
2965 0790180301 4U 0115+63 01:18:31.90 +63:44:24 45.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Wijnands)
2935 0770380401 PS15ae 11:33:41.57 +00:43:32.2 26.2 ToO (26-Jun-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Margutti)
2927 0790180101 1RXS J0838-2827 08:38:42.10 -28:27:23.0 78.5 ToO (09-Jun-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. N. Rea)
2925 0729160701 GRB151127A 01:17:55.13 -82:46:14.5 17.5 DPS (07-Dec-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. N. Schartel)
2924 0771180401 LMC X-4 05:32:49.54 -66:22:13.3 21.2 DPS (12-Dec-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Hickox)
2920 0770581201 ASASSN15lh 22:02:15.50 -61:39:34.6 13.0 ToO (25-May-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Jonker)
2919 0760990201 PBC J2333.9-2343 23:33:55.25 -23:43:40.6 25.0 DPS (23-Nov-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Parisi)
2917 0770581101 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.69 +00:38:40.8 24.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2916 0771180301 LMC X-4 05:32:49.54 -66:22:13.3 24.0 DPS (12-Dec-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Hickox)
2916 0770581001 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.69 +00:38:40.8 32.4 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2913 0771180201 LMC X-4 05:32:49.54 -66:22:13.3 20.8 DPS (12-Dec-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Hickox)
2910 0771180101 LMC X-4 05:32:49.54 -66:22:13.3 22.0 DPS (12-Dec-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Hickox)
2907 0770580901 SMC X-2 00:54:33.43 -73:41:01.2 32.2 ToO (30-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Vasilopoulos)
2899 0770580801 SMC X-2 00:54:33.43 -73:41:01.2 31.2 ToO (16-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. N. La Palombara)
2899 0748391701 IGR J18406+045 18:40:40.80 +04:51:36.0 30.9 ToO (16-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Lutovinov)
2898 0770580601 Rapid Burster 17:33:24.6 -33:23:19.9 40.0 ToO (13-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. T. Bagnoli)
2895 0770580701 SMC X-2 00:54:33.43 -73:41:01.2 11.0 ToO (10-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Vasilopoulos)
2893 0770380301 1RXS J180408.9-342058 18:04:09.10 -34:20:58.0 32.7 ToO (05-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. N. Degenaar)
2893 0748391601 MXB 1659-298 17:02:06.54 -29:56:44.1 42.9 ToO (05-Apr-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Ponti)
2874 0729160601 GRB150818A 15:21:26.90 68:20:40.5 22.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2868 0727961501 GS 1354-645 13:58:09.90 -64:44:04.9 25.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2834 0770380201 PS15ae 11:33:41.57 +00:43:32.2 29.8 ToO (26-Jun-2016) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Margutti)
2833 0770580501 Mrk 231 12:56:14.20 +56:52:25.0 26.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2818 0748391001 MS2254.9-3712 22:57:38.90 -36:56:07.0 100 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2816 0770580401 Mrk 231 12:56:14.20 +56:52:25.0 24.2 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2815 0748391501 HD189733 20:00:43.70 +22:42:39.1 44.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2805 0748391401 HD189733 20:00:43.70 +22:42:39.1 47.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2801 0770580301 IGR J17511-3057 17:51:08.70 -30:57:41.0 70 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2797 0770580201 Swift J1753.5-0127 17:53:28.29 -01:27:06.2 48.3 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2791 0743891201 IGR J17451-3022 17:45:06.70 -30:22:43.3 42.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2790 0748391301 SAX J17448.39-2021 17:48:51.98 -20:21:31.0 117.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2775 0729561001 M83 ULX 13:37:05.13 -29:52:07.2 33.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2774 0748591101 C2014 Q2 Lovejoy 02:17:28.73 +39:31:06.3 68.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2762 0748391101 SWIFT J123205-105602 12:32:05.00 -10:56:02.2 53.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2751 0748390701 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 35.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2748 0748390901 NGC 7793 ULX3 23:58:08.80 -32:34:04.0 50.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2742 0748390601 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 22.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2739 0748390501 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 36.2 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2738 0748390101 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.70 +00:38:41.2 35.7 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
2735 0748390801 SGR 1935+2154 19:34:55.68 +21:53:48.2 21.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -

For ToO data prior to revolution 2735, please refer to the ToO Archive Page



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