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XMMOMSUOB - XMM-Newton Optical Monitor SUSS Catalog, v2.0: Observation IDs

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Overview

The second release of the XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey (XMM-SUSS2) is a catalog of optical/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 in January 2014 at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC, Madrid, Spain) and at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL, UCL, London, U.K.) by using the XMM Science Analysis Software (SAS) with some improved tasks which will be available in system version 14.0. The description of the previous release of the catalogue can be found in Page M.J. et al. (2012, MNRAS, 426, 903).

The source catalog (available as the HEASARC's XMMOMSUSS table) contains 5,595,331 source detections drawn from 6,604 XMM-OM observations in optical and UV filters made between March 2000 and January 2013. In addition to covering a larger observation period, the second release differs from the previous one by inclusion of all the OM observations (not only those containing UV filters) and by performing source detection on stacked images, thus facilitating the detection of fainter sources.

U, B, V, UVW2, UVM2 and UVW1 refer to the filter bandpasses defined in the "Source Properties: Filter Set" section of the MSSL documentation for this catalog: http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/www_astro/XMM-OM-SUSS/SourcePropertiesFilters.shtml.

The present table contains the list of the 6,604 XMM-OM observations which were used to construct the source catalog, giving for each observation the filters used, the exposure time for each filter, the number of sources detected in each filter and the detection magnitude limit for each filter.

The documentation on the first release of this catalog is available at http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/www_astro/XMM-OM-SUSS/Summary.shtml.


Catalog Bibcode

2012MNRAS.426..903P

References

The XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey (SUSS) has been created 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. This catalog is a partner resource to the 2XMM serendipitous X-ray source catalog. The reference paper given below, notice, refers to release 1.
The XMM-Newton serendipitous ultraviolet source survey catalogue.
   Page M. J., Brindle C., Talavera A., Still M., Rosen S. R., Yershov V. N.,
   Ziaeepour H., Mason K. O., Cropper M. S., Breeveld A. A., Loiseau N.,
   Mignani R., Smith A., Murdin P.
   <Mon. Not. Royal Astr. Soc., 426, 903-926 (2012)>
   =2012MNRAS.426..903P

Provenance

This HEASARC database table contains the list of XMM-Newton observations which were used in the second release of the XMM-OM SUSS catalog, XMM-SUSS2, released by ESA in February 2014, and obtained from the XMM-Newton Science Archive (http://xmm.esac.esa.int/xsa). It is also available at the HEASARC in the second extension of the gzipped FITS file http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/xmm/data/catalogues/XMM-OM-SUSSv2.0-20140213.fits.gz.

Parameters

N_Summary
This is a reference number index for the XMM-Newton pointing in which the particular detection was made, providing a cross-referencing system allowing users to couple a source to its parent observation.

XMM_Revolution
The XMM-Newton revolution number in which the observation occurred, i.e., the number of 48-hour orbits which had elapsed since the launch of XMM-Newton up to the date of the observation. The observations contained in this table extend from revolution number 47 (March 12, 2000) to 2400 (January 16, 2013).

ObsID
This parameter contains the exclusive 10-digit observation identification number or ObsID of the observation.

Name
The name of the target of the XMM-Newton pointing.

RA
The nominal Right Ascension of the XMM-Newton pointing, in the requested equinox. This was given in J2000.0 decimal degrees in the original table.

Dec
The nominal Declination of the XMM-Newton pointing, in the requested equinox. This was given in J2000.0 decimal degrees in the original table.

LII
The Galactic Longitude of the nominal XMM-Newton pointing

BII
The Galactic Latitude of the nominal XMM-Newton pointing

Time
The start time of the OM observation (not necessarily the same as the start time of the X-ray observation, notice).

End_Time
The end time of the OM observation (not necessarily the same as the end time of the X-ray observation, notice).

Filters
The list of OM filters that were used during the observation.

U_Exposure
The exposure time during the observation in the U-band filter, in seconds.

B_Exposure
The exposure time during the observation in the B-band filter, in seconds.

V_Exposure
The exposure time during the observation in the V-band filter, in seconds.

UVW2_Exposure
The exposure time during the observation in the UVW2-band filter, in seconds.

UVM2_Exposure
The exposure time during the observation in the UVM2-band filter, in seconds.

UVW1_Exposure
The exposure time during the observation in the UVW1-band filter, in seconds.

Number_Sources
The total number of sources detected by the OM in the specified observation.

U_Number_Sources
The number of sources detected by the OM in the U-band filter in the specified observation.

B_Number_Sources
The number of sources detected by the OM in the B-band filter in the specified observation.

V_Number_Sources
The number of sources detected by the OM in the V-band filter in the specified observation.

UVW2_Number_Sources
The number of sources detected by the OM in the UVW2-band filter in the specified observation.

UVM2_Number_Sources
The number of sources detected by the OM in the UVM2-band filter in the specified observation.

UVW1_Number_Sources
The number of sources detected by the OM in the UVW1-band filter in the specified observation.

Umag_Detlim
The detection limit in the U-band filter in the specified observation, in Vega magnitudes.

Bmag_Detlim
The detection limit in the B-band filter in the specified observation, in Vega magnitudes.

Vmag_Detlim
The detection limit in the V-band filter in the specified observation, in Vega magnitudes.

UVW2_Mag_Detlim
The detection limit in the UVW2-band filter in the specified observation, in Vega magnitudes.

UVM2_Mag_Detlim
The detection limit in the UVM2-band filter in the specified observation, in Vega magnitudes.

UVW1_Mag_Detlim
The detection limit in the UVW1-band filter in the specified observation, in Vega magnitudes.


Contact Person

Questions regarding the XMMOMSUOB database table can be addressed to the HEASARC User Hotline.

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Last Modified: 31-Mar-2014