Watson, MG; Schröder, AC; Fyfe, D; Page, CG; Mateos, S; Pye, J; ... Maccacaro, T; + view all Watson, MG; Schröder, AC; Fyfe, D; Page, CG; Mateos, S; Pye, J; Sakano, M; Rosen, S; Denby, M; Denkinson, G; Osborne, JP; Simpson, M; Sironi, G; Stewart, G; Stewart, IM; Stobbart, A-M; Tedds, J; Warwick, R; West, R; Lamer, G; Hambaryan, V; Schwope, A; Ballet, J; Fraschetti, F; Mathiesen, B; Barcons, X; Carrera, FJ; Ceballos, M; Barret, D; Dupuy, S; Farrell, S; Webb, N; Boller, T; Brunner, H; Brusa, M; Freyberg, MJ; Pietsch, W; Caccianiga, A; Della Ceca, R; Severgnini, P; McMahon, R; Yuan, W; Guillout, P; Michel, L; Motch, C; Pakull, MW; Page, M; Saxton, R; Worrall, D; Maccacaro, T; - view fewer (2009) The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey: V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue. Astronomy and Astrophysics , 493 (1) 339 - 373. 10.1051/0004-6361:200810534.
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Aims. Pointed observations with XMM-Newton provide the basis for creating catalogues of X-ray sources detected serendipitously in each field. This paper describes the creation and characteristics of the 2XMM catalogue.Methods. The 2XMM catalogue has been compiled from a new processing of the XMM-Newton EPIC camera data. The main features of the processing pipeline are described in detail. Results. The catalogue, the largest ever made at X-ray wavelengths, contains 246 897 detections drawn from 3491 public XMM-Newton observations over a 7-year interval, which relate to 191 870 unique sources. The catalogue fields cover a sky area of more than 500 deg . The non-overlapping sky area is ∼360 deg (∼1% of the sky) as many regions of the sky are observed more than once by XMM-Newton. The catalogue probes a large sky area at the flux limit where the bulk of the objects that contribute to the X-ray background lie and provides a major resource for generating large, well-defined X-ray selected source samples, studying the X-ray source population and identifying rare object types. The main characteristics of the catalogue are presented, including its photometric and astrometric properties . © 2008 ESO.
|Title:||The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey: V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics|
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