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XMMOMSUOB - XMM-Newton Optical Monitor SUSS Catalog, v3.0: Observation IDs

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Overview

The third release of the XMM OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey (XMM-SUSS3) Catalog, a catalog of optical/UV sources detected by the Optical Monitor (OM) on-board the European Space Agency's (ESA's) XMM-Newton observatory, has been updated with the inclusion of observations performed until the end of July 2015. This version spans the period of observations from 2000 to 2015. The data processing was performed at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC, Spain) using the XMM Science Analysis Software system (SAS) version 15.0. In addition to covering a larger observation period, this release differs from the second release (XMM-SUSS2.1) in the implementation of a new time-dependent sensitivity degradation correction. Also the photometry of sources detected on stacked images has been improved and furthermore, these sources are now properly flagged using new SKY_IMAGE parameter. The number of observations (OBSIDs) included in the catalog is 7,886. The present table (XMMOMSUOB) contains the list of these observations and their characteristics, 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 total number of entries included in the main catalog is 6,880,116. They correspond to 4,751,899 sources, of which 867,022 have multiple entries in the source table, corresponding to different observations. This list of sources is available at the HEASARC as the XMMOMSUSS table.

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). The reference paper given below, notice, refers to release 1 of the SUSS. The documentation on the first release of this catalog is also available at http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/www_astro/XMM-OM-SUSS/Summary.shtml.

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 third release of the XMM-OM SUSS catalog, XMM-SUSS3, released by ESA in March 2017, and obtained from the XMM-Newton Science Archive (http://xmm.esac.esa.int/xsa). It is also available at the HEASARC as the second extension of the gzipped FITS file http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/xmm/data/catalogues/XMM-OM-SUSSv3.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 34 (February 14, 2000) to revolution number 2850 (July 3, 2015).

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

Name
The name of the target of the XMM-Newton pointing as given by the proposer of the observation.

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 3-sigma detection limiting magnitude in the U-band filter in the specified observation, in the Vega photometry system, in magnitudes.

Bmag_Detlim
The 3-sigma detection limiting magnitude in the B-band filter in the specified observation, in the Vega photometry system, in magnitudes.

Vmag_Detlim
The 3-sigma detection limiting magnitude in the V-band filter in the specified observation, in the Vega photometry system, in magnitudes.

UVW2_Mag_Detlim
The 3-sigma detection limiting magnitude in the UVW2-band filter in the specified observation, in the Vega photometry system, in magnitudes.

UVM2_Mag_Detlim
The 3-sigma detection limiting magnitude in the UVM2-band filter in the specified observation, in the Vega photometry system, in magnitudes.

UVW1_Mag_Detlim
The 3-sigma detection limiting magnitude in the UVW1-band filter in the specified observation, in the Vega photometry system, in magnitudes.


Contact Person

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

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Last Modified: 2-May-2017