XMMAO - XMM-Newton Accepted Targets
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Notice that all priority C targets from AOs 1 through 10 which were never observed by XMM-Newton (and hence have expired) have been removed from this table. To check which targets have either already been observed by XMM-Newton or are on the short-term schedule to be observed in the next few weeks, users should examine the XMMMASTER table which is also contained in Browse. To find out which targets are currently scheduled to be observed in the next three months, the user should check the XMM-Newton Advanced Plan at http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_sched/advance_plan.shtml
While abstracts are available for most proposals, there are a number of targets for which the HEASARC lacks the corresponding abstracts: e.g., the abstracts for AO-2 Guest Observer targets which have non-US PIs are not available.
http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao2_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao3_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao4_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao5_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao6_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao7_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao8_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao9_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao10_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao11_results/ http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_news/otac_results/ao12_results/and at the GSFC XMM-Newton GOF at the URL:
The target designation.
The Right Ascension of the target in the specified equinox. This was given in J2000 equinox and with a precision of either 0.1 or 0.01 seconds of time in the original table.
The Declination of the target in the specified equinox. This was given in J2000 equinox and with a precision of 0.1 arcseconds in the original table.
The Galactic Longitude of the target.
The Galactic Latitude of the target.
The proposal type for the target in question, defined according to the following key:
CAL : Target of routine calibration plan AO-1 : Target accepted for AO-1 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-2 : Target accepted for AO-2 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-3 : Target accepted for AO-3 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-4 : Target accepted for AO-4 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-5 : Target accepted for AO-5 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-6 : Target accepted for AO-6 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-7 : Target accepted for AO-7 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-8 : Target accepted for AO-8 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-9 : Target accepted for AO-9 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-10: Target accepted for AO-10 with priority A, B, or C (observed only) AO-11: Target accepted for AO-11 with priority A, B, or C AO-12: Target accepted for AO-12 with priority A, B, or C GT : Target of guaranteed time program JP : Target granted by agreement of ESA Director of Science and National Space Agency of Japan following the loss of Astro-E
The proposal number corresponding to the target. This field is left blank for calibration targets.
The unique target identifier comprised of the proposal number concatenated with a two-digit target number corresponding to the target in the specified proposal. This field is only present for targets from AO-2 onwards.
The last name of the principal investigator of the XMM-Newton program which was awarded the target. This field is left blank for calibration targets.
The first name of the principal investigator of the XMM-Newton program which was awarded the target. This field is left blank for calibration targets.
The exposure time in seconds, except for AO-2 targets where the tabulated time is the duration (exposure time plus overhead) in seconds. For targets which had not been observed as of the time of the creation of the current version of this table, this is the planned exposure or duration, while for targets which had already been observed, it is the maximum exposure obtained by any of XMM-Newton's 6 instruments, including the Optical Monitor (OM). For some programs which had a number of targets accepted as triggered targets, all but one of the possible targets for the program, i.e., sharing the same pno value, are listed with zero exposure values, with the remaining target being assigned the awarded exposure time for the program.
The number of approved pointings of a given target. Note that this information is missing for AO-1.
The priority of the target: this field is populated only for as yet unscheduled guest observer (GO) targets, notice, and is left blank for scheduled or completed GO targets, and for CAL, PV, and GTO targets. Priority A and B targets are of major scientific importance and will be scheduled with highest priority (A with higher priority than B). A and B targets will be rescheduled in a later AO if they are not observed in their original AO period. Priority C targets are of lower priority and will not be transferred to a later AO if they cannot be observed in their original AO: thus only some fraction of priority C targets will actually be observed. Priority T targets are Target of Opportunity (ToO) type observations which will only be executed if certain trigger criteria are fulfilled. Consequently, only a small number of priority T targets will actually be observed. The candidate list of ToO targets will be transferred to a later AO for those targets for which the maximal observing time was not achieved in their originating AO.
This parameter is populated only for certain, unusual observation types, such as triggered observations, otherwise it is left blank:
T/t: Triggered observation granted. In the case of a list of possible targets, only the time corresponding to the targets flagged as 'T' is granted; no additional time is granted for targets flagged as 't'. L : Large program C : Joint Chandra/XMM-Newton observation TH : Joint HST/XMM-Newton triggered observation. H : Joint HST/XMM-Newton observation. S : Joint Swift/XMM-Newton observation. V : Joint ESO-VLT/XMM-Newton observation
The abstract of the proposal associated with the target. Note that some abstracts are missing for AO-1 and AO-2.