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6.7 The XMM-Newton Slew Survey Catalogue

The data acquired during satellite slews are used to build the XMM-Newton Slew Survey Catalogue, which was first released in April 2006 as XMMSL1. Regular incremental updates are being done on a yearly basis with a larger area of the sky being covered after each update. All data up to the most recent release are fully integrated in the XSA. The catalogue has been built by members of the XMM-Newton SOC and the EPIC consortium on behalf of ESA. The description of the catalogue and all relevant documentation, including sky coverage, number of sources and flux limits in different bands can be found in the XMM-Newton Science Archive web page. Further information can be found in Saxton, R. D. et al. 2008, A&A 480, 611 and references therein.



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