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The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey

Other TitlesV. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue
AuthorsWatson, M. G.; Schröder, A. C.; Fyfe, D.; Page, C. G.; Lamer, Georg; Mateos, Silvia CSIC ORCID ; Pye, J. P.; Sakano, M.; Rosen, Simon; Ballet, J.; Barcons, Xavier CSIC ORCID ; Barret, Didier; Boller, Th.; Brunner, H.; Brusa, M.; Caccianiga, A.; Carrera, Francisco J. CSIC ORCID CVN ; Ceballos, María Teresa CSIC ORCID ; Della Ceca, R.; Denby, M.; Denkinson, G.; Dupuy, S.; Farrell, S. A.; Fraschetti, F.; Freyberg, M. J.; Guillout, P.; Hambaryan, V.; Maccacaro, T.; Mathiesen, B.; McMahon, Richard G.; Michel, L.; Motch, C.; Osborne, J. P.; Page, M. J.; Pakull, M. W.; Pietsch, W.; Saxton, R. D.; Schwope, A.; Severgnini, P.; Simpson, M.; Sironi, G.; Stewart, G. C.; Stewart, Ian M.; Stobbart, A.-M.; Tedds, J. A.; Warwick, R. S.; Webb, N. A.; West, R. G.; Worrall, D. M.; Yuan, W.
KeywordsX-rays: general
Issue Date2009
PublisherEDP Sciences
CitationAstronomy and Astrophysics 493(1): 339-373 (2009)
Abstract[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 deg2. The non-overlapping sky area is ∼360 deg2 (∼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.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:200810534
Identifiersdoi: 10.1051/0004-6361:200810534
issn: 0004-6361
e-issn: 1432-0746
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