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XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA)


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Web Interface access to XMM-Newton Data and Source Catalogues


Search the XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA)


Direct access to the XSA data through the Archive InterOperability System (AIO):

AIO tool for direct access to the XSA database


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Tools


FLIX Upper limit and image cut-out
from XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue images
Tool provided by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC), available via LEDAS.
"Upper Limit Server" for XMM-Newton pointed and slew observations Tool to calculate the maximum count rate and flux which could be produced by a source at the input position in a given image. See the User Guide.

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Download Full XMM-Newton Catalogues


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:

3XMM-DR4 XMM-Newton
Serendipitous Source Catalogue
Download the FITS table
Download the CSV table
Documentation and watchouts
(by the SSC consortium)
Slim version of the
3XMM-DR4 catalogue
Download the FITS table
Download the CSV table
Documentation and watchouts
(by the SSC consortium)
New
The XMM-Newton Slew Survey
XMMSL1_Delta6 Source Catalogue
Download the FITS table (FULL)
Download the FITS table (CLEAN)
Documentation
New
XMM-Newton OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet
Source Survey Catalogue (XMM-SUSS2)
Download the FITS table
Download the FITS table (SLIM version)
Documentation
XID program WFC/INT images   Documentation
(Maintained by the SSC consortium)

Alongside the XSA user interface, 3XMM-DR4 is also available at:
  • LEDAS (LEicester Database and Archive Service)
  • XCAT-DB at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg
  • HEASARC

Previous versions of the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue can be found here.

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Documentation


XMM-Newton Science Data Products Guide A short guide to XMM-Newton science data products.
Data Quality Process for XMM-Newton Data A description of the "Data Quality Process" applied to XMM-Newton Data and the "Data Quality Report" available for each observation.


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Notes on the XSA releases


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.




Watchouts

  • Since the release of the web based XSAv8.0 in July 2013 new AIO client files need to be downloaded in order to get command line access to the new XMM-Newton data.
    The previous XSA v7.2 java interface and associated old AIO client files still work but they do not provide access to the updated EPIC, Slew Survey and OM catalogues, to the full reprocessed pipeline products or to the data ingested afterwards. Moreover the old interface and AIO client files will no longer work after autumn 2014.

  • The links to the old Postcard server will also be discontinued. They have to be replaced by direct links to the Observation Identifier (ObsID) web page. Example: replace http://xsa.esac.esa.int:8080/aio/jsp/createPostcards.jsp?obsno=0112880801 by http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-web/#obsid=0112880801

  • Search on a file with a list of positions is currently limited to about 420 positions. Longer lists give an "Empty file" error message. A possible workaround to perform a search on a larger list is to use TOPCAT or CDS Xmatch 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.

  • 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 positions (RA, Dec) of the split ODFs of the mosaic observations up to revolution 2361 are not displayed correctly in the XSA. The positions displayed are the ones of the first field observed, therefore mosaic observations are not found in a standard search in the FOV or in a circle of 15 arcmin radius.
    Example: for all the 'pseudo ODFs' 06730001nn XSA displays RA= 22h 19m 45.29s, Dec= +00d 39' 32.3", therefore searching e.g. for the position RA=22h 15m 54s, Dec=+00d 11' 19" of the 'pseudo ODF' 0673000141, returns no result.

  • Slew data products from the pipeline are available in the XSA archive and from the Upper Limit tool up to revolution 2588 (date 2014-01-26).

  • Publications using XMM-Newton data are updated in the XSA archive up to March 2013. References using XMM-Newton data are regularly updated in ADS with links to observations in XSA when applicable.

  • The on-the-fly data processing functionality has not yet been implemented.



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Questions, Comments


If you have questions about the XMM-Newton Science Archive please contact us via the XMM-Newton Helpdesk


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