Alongside all XMM-Newton scientific data products and observation-related information, high-level catalogues and
a multiwavelength datasets can be accessed through the
XSA user interface or downloaded from the links below:
Please note, revised source lists with respect to those generated by the pipeline (PPS) and distributed by the XSA, have been used to produce 3XMM-DR5. This was done to correct for the erroneous errors in 3XMM-DR4. These revised source lists are not distributed by the XSA, but they can be found here. The cross-correlation products of potential counterparts at other wavelengths for 3XMM-DR5 are provided through the XCAT-DB and the IRAP catalogue server.
Previous versions of the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue can be found here.
The XSA v8.4, released on 28 April 2015, includes among other improvements, the following:
access to the new incremental EPIC (3XMM-DR5) catalogue.
access to the new incremental OM (XMM-SUSSv2.1) catalogue.
two new types of file searches: on a file with a list of galactic coordinates and
on a file with a list of Observations IDs.
the possibility to save/print the selected, visible columns, not all of them as before.
the possibility to remain signed in.
perform the search on a list of objects even if a name or coordinate fails the verification.
XSA version 8.3:
The XSA v8.3, released on 4 December 2014, includes, among others, the following improvements:
search by "File" is now possible for up to 1000 names or positions (in previous XSA versions this was limited to about 400 entries).
the Mosaic ODF sub-sets are now searchable by coordinates.
a major update of publications associated to each observation has been implemented.
XSA version 8.2:
The XSA v8.2, released on 27 February 2014, provides for the first time access
to two new versions of catalogues: the incremental XMMSL1_Delta6 and the
XMM-SUSS2. It also provides access to new
mosaic ODF subsets generated in 2014, and continues giving access, as earlier
XSA v8 versions, to the 3XMM-DR4 and to all XMM-Newton ODF and PPS files,
either routinely processed since July 2013, or earlier data reprocessed in 2013.
XSA version 8.0:
The XSA v8.0, released on 23 July 2013, offered for the first time a web based
interface to the XMM-Newton Science Archive.
The XSA was fully re-engineered also greatly improving the search speed.
Since v8.0 of the XSA access is provided to all XMM-Newton data including the fully
reprocessed PPS products, and the 3XMM-DR4 catalogue.
Search on a file with a list of names or positions is currently limited to about 1000 entries.
A possible workaround to perform a search on a larger list is
to use TOPCAT or
to cross-match your list with the complete
list of XMM-Newton observed positions. This list can be downloaded from
XSA (with no constrain), from
Vizier or from the
XSA observations log.
In order to know if an EPIC PPS source was also detected in OM you can follow these steps:
Search for your object or list of objects "in a Circle" with a small radius (for instance 5 arcsec),
In the "Display" panel select "EPIC PPS sources" and "OM PPS Sources" and Submit,
In the results panel there will be two tables, "EPIC PPS Sources" and "OM PPS Sources", that you can compare.
Since the release of the web based XSAv8.0 in July 2013 new AIO client
need to be downloaded in
order to get command line access to the XMM-Newton data. The previous XSA
v7.2 java interface and the associated old AIO client files have been
The observations performed in mosaic mode have a global Observation Data File (ODF)
which is also split into 'pseudo ODFs' (see Chapter 2 of the
Data Files Handbook).
The ObsID of all 'pseudo ODFs' belonging to a mosaic have the first 8 digits in common
(e.g. 06730001). Split 'pseudo ODFs' can be recognised because the last two digits of their
ObsIDs are not 01 but 31, 32, 33, etc. (e.g. 0673000131, 0673000132 etc). Note that the data
(i.e. the X-ray events) of the 'pseudo ODF' subsets is extracted from the global ODF
(i.e. the same data for the sky area covered in the pseudo ODF). Pseudo ODF subsets should
therefore never be combined or merged with the global ODF.
The on-the-fly data processing functionality has not yet been implemented.