XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre

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About the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre


Launched in 1999, the XMM-Newton satellite is the major European X-ray observatory class telescope, carrying also a co-aligned UV/optical monitor telescope, that is operated by the European Space Agency (ESA). The XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) has responsibilities within the XMM-Newton project in four main areas:

  • The compilation of the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue.
  • The follow-up/identification programme for the XMM-Newton serendipitous X-ray sky survey: the XID Programme
  • The pipe-line processing of all XMM-Newton observations.
  • The development of science analysis software for XMM-Newton.

Access the Data


Contents of the Data

Available catalogs:

  • 2XMMi -- The Incremental Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue (2008)
  • 2XMM -- The Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue (2007)
  • 2XMMp -- The Second XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Pre-release Catalogue (2006)
  • 1XMM -- The First XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue (2003)