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XMM-Newton Image Gallery


Using the XMM-Newton Gallery

The XMM-Newton Image Gallery is a collection of astronomical images and spectra taken with the XMM-Newton X-ray and optical instruments along with other XMM-Newton related images.
  • Simply browse our collection of images below
  • Search the gallery for a particular image
  • Submit your own images
  • If you feel your results would be of interest as an ESA Press Release please contact the Project Scientist via the XMM-Newton Helpdesk.
  • Access our Glossary of Astronomical terms
The U.S. XMM-Newton Guest Observer Facility (GOF) maintains a collection of EPIC images that have been created using the ESAS tasks in SAS.

Additional images and videos related to XMM-Newton are also available from the ESA Science & Technology, Images and Videos Archive and the ESA Multimedia Gallery.

The XMM-Newton Gallery in Google Earth

The XMM-Newton Gallery can also be displayed in the latest version of Google Earth.
You will have to download the KML file xmm_gallery.kmz.
Switch to Sky in Google Earth and enjoy the XMM-Newton Gallery on the sky.

The "images" Script

A script calling tasks from the Science Analysis System(SAS) to help in producing attractive multi-energy band images using and merging data from the three EPIC cameras is available here.

General Conditions of Use

The images in this gallery are available for personal use only.
If you wish to use these images for other any purpose, please read our Conditions of Use.


Latest Images The X-ray Universe 2014: Group PictureCosmic collision in the Bullet Group Pulsations from massive star revealed by XMM-NewtonThe Transforming Binary XSS J12270-4859XMM-Newton discovers transient magnetarKes 79 seen by XMM-NewtonThe most complete and detailed X-ray view of the SNR Puppis AMissing spin of the 'Magnificent Seven' revealed by XMM-Newton


Solar Systems (13)
Planets (8)
Comets (5)
Tempel 1  Mars  Jupiter  C/1999 T1  C/1999 T1  more >
Stars (51)
Star Forming Regions (16)
Normal Stars (11)
Nebulae (8)
Stellar Clusters (16)
Jupiter Nebula  EQ Peg  S308  Stellar Clusters observed with XMM-Newton  YSOs  more >
Endpoints of Stellar Evolution (78)
Supernovae (7)
Supernova Remnants (37)
White Dwarfs & Novae (10)
Neutron Stars & Pulsars (15)
Black Holes (0)
X-ray Binaries & Transients (9)
SN 1979C  OY Car  Supernova  SN200ap  PSR B1929+10  more >
Galaxies (38)
Centre of the Milky Way (3)
Galactic Surveys (0)
Normal Galaxies (16)
Starburst Galaxies (19)
NGC 253  M101  M31  M81  NGC 1313  more >
Active Galactic Nuclei (24)
Radio Galaxies (10)
Blazars & BLLac (0)
Seyfert Galaxies (11)
Quasars (3)
NGC 3516  QSO SDSS 1044-0125  NGC 4258  M87  ESO 198-G24  more >
Interaction of Galaxies (42)
Interacting Galaxies (6)
Groups of Galaxies (6)
Clusters of Galaxies (30)
Stephan's Quintet  HCG 016  2A 0335 096  REFLEX-DXL Clusters  Coma Cluster  more >
Cosmology (17)
Extragalactic Surveys (12)
Deep Fields (5)
X-ray Background (0)
Variety of Sources  Daddi field  Lockman Hole  Large Scale Structure Survey  Deep Field  more >
Miscellaneous (6)
Gamma-ray Bursts (5)
Other (1)
SDSS J1004+4112  GRB 031203  Gamma-ray burst  GRB011211  more >
XMM-Newton (43)
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EPIC (2)
RGS (2)
OM (2)
Conferences (21)
XMM-Newton Launch  XMM-Newton Spacecraft  EPIC-pn  EPIC-MOS  Reflection Grating Array  more >
The Underlying Physics (9)
Plasma Diagnostics (2)
Fe Kα (2)
Relativistic Lines (2)
Cyclotron Lines (1)
Quasi-periodic Oscillations (2)
1E1207.4-5209  Relativistic Iron Lines  Relativistic Lines from Accretion Discs  AB Dor  M82  more >


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