XMM-Newton Users Handbook

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4.6.3 Slew observations

XMM-Newton conducts EPIC science and/or calibration observations during some slews from one target to another. Slew observations cannot be proposed. The data obtained during slews are stored in so-called ``Slew Data Files'' (SDFs). The latest Slew results can be viewed under the link http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_products/slew_results/web_slew.shtml.

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