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XMM-NEWTON

Development of the OM detector system and read-out electronics and software for XMM-RGS, which involved investigations into the CCD camera system 1999

XMM-NEWTON

10 December 1999

MSSL is involved in several aspects of XMM-Newton, in particular the Optical Monitor (OM) and the Remote Grating Spectrometer (RGS). Please see the XMM-Newton, OM and RGS for further information on the instrumentation and projects.

The XMM-OM SUSS catalogues

The XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey (XMM-SUSS) is a catalogue of Optical and UV sources detected serendipitously by the Optical Monitor (OM) on-board the European Space Agency's (ESA's) XMM-Newton observatory. The data were processed at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC, Madrid, Spain) and at the University College London's (UCL's) Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) on behalf of ESA and is a partner resource to the 3XMM serendipitous X-ray source catalogue. 

XMM-SUSS4.1

Summary

This XMM-SUSS4.1 catalogue is the fourth version of the XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey, released in November 2018. The data, cover the period March 2000 to July 2017. 

XMM-SUSS4.1 includes: 

  • 9,715 observations 
  • 8,090,986 individual source entries 
  • 5,538,677 unique sources
  • 1,006,168 sources with repeated observations 
Supplementary catalogue

The catalogue using readout streak photometry for sources too bright to be included in XMM-SUSS3 is also available. 

 

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The previous XMM-SUSS3 catalogue is the third version of the XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey, released in March 2017. The data, cover the period March 2000 to July 2015. 

XMM-SUSS3 includes: 

  • 7,886 observations 
  • 6,880,116 individual source entries 
  • 4,751,899 unique sources
  • 867,022 sources with repeated observations 
Supplementary catalogue

The catalogue using readout streak photometry for sources too bright to be included in XMM-SUSS3 is also available. 


The third version of the XMM-SUSS catalogue was released in March 2017 and is now available as XMM-SUSS3, using data up to July 2015. This version uses an updated correction for time-dependent sensitivity degradation. Also the photometry of faint sources detected in stacked images has been improved, and these entries in the catalogue are flagged using new SKY_IMAGE columns.

NEW for 2018

A new version of the supplementary catalogue using readout streak photometry for sources too bright to be included in the main XMM-SUSS3 catalogue, is now available. 


The previous version  XMM-SUSS2.1, and the associated supplementary readout streak catalogue, includes all data to the end of 2013. 

The XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey (XMM-SUSS2 and 2.1), are updates to the XMM-SUSS. 

XMM-SUSS2.1 uses data covering the period March 2000 to the end of 2013 with: 

  • 7,170 observations 
  • 6,246,432 individual source entries 
  • 4,329,363 unique sources
  • 831,582 sources with repeated observations 

Supplementary catalogue

The catalogue using readout streak photometry for sources too bright to be included in XMM-SUSS2.1 is also available. 

Software Provided:

  • Reprocessing of entire archive of Altimeter Data from ERS-1 and ERS-2 (Reaper)
  • Quality Assurance of Altimeter Waveform Products from UK Processing and Archiving Facility (WAPQA)