New XMM-Newton catalogues are created on a regular basis. The latest
3XMM-DR5 was released in April 2015.
3XMM-DR5 contains 565962 detections or 396910 unique
sources drawn from 7781 XMM-Newton observations
that were public by December 20th 2013, and covers a unique sky area of
877 square degrees. 3XMM-DR5 then provides one further year of data
compared to 3XMM-DR4, but also corrects minor issues that exist in earlier
the catalogue versions.
Typical sensitivities in the 3XMM-DR5 catalogue
are 6 10 and 1.3 10 erg cm s in
the soft and hard X-ray bands, respectively. XMM-Newton observers may find
the 3XMM-DR5 catalogue useful in planning new observation
proposals. Further details of each XMM-Newton EPIC catalogue, including
available formats, access methods and the Catalogue User Guides, are
available through links from the Catalogues home page, at:
A paper describing the previous 3XMM catalogue (Rosen, Webb, Watson et al., 2015, A&A, submitted) builds on the previous 2XMM catalogue paper (Watson et al., 2009, A&A, 493, 339). While the 3XMM-DR5 catalogue includes a number of significant enhancements to the data processing, which are described in the on-line 3XMM-DR5 documentation, many elements of the paper remain pertinent to the production of the 3XMM-DR5 catalogue.
The catalogue can be retrieved from the XMM-Newton Science Archive web page in FITS or CSV format and is fully accessible through XMM-Newton Science Archive user interface.
Other useful interfaces to the 3XMM-DR5 catalogue include
The IRAP catalogue server: http://xmm-catalog.irap.omp.eu/
the XCAT-DB at
the HEASARC interface at
which are particularly useful for exploring correlations with other catalogues.