XMMPUBLIC - XMM-Newton Public Archive of U.S. Observations



This is the XMM-Newton Public Archive of U.S. Observations created from information obtained from the XMM-Newton Pipeline Processing Reports in the U.S. public data archive here at the HEASARC as well as information culled from the XMM-Newton Observation Log. It contains a list of public data made by XMM-Newton and is updated periodically.

Notice that Guest Observer (GO) observations which have non-US Principal Investigators (PIs) are not presently available in the HEASARC Archive, and hence are not listed in this table, even after their official public date (given in the public_date parameter in the Browse XMMLOG table, q.v.). Such observations, however, should be available in the ESA XMM Science Archive at http://xmm.esac.esa.int/xsa/ to which anyone seeking such datasets should refer.


The XMMPUBLIC database table was last updated on 5 June 2023.


This database was created/updated by the HEASARC based on information supplied by the XMM-Newton Project. It is periodically updated as new information is provided and as new XMM-Newton data products become public in the U.S. data archive.

Data Products

There are currently three categories of data products available for downloading via the Web interface of Browse:
     XMM ODF Basic Data:
          This is a gzipped TAR file of the basic data files.
     XMM Processing Documentation:
          This category contains the Scientific Validation Report in PDF and
          PostScript formats, as well as the .ASC Pipeline Report file which
          includes such basic information as the target name, PI name, and
          other basic observatin information.
     XMM Pipeline Products:
          This is a collection of TAR files, containing the processed output of
          the XMM Processing Pipeline. The following a table of the individual
          TAR files and a description of the contents of each file.

     Pipeline TAR        Description of Contents of Pipeline Product TAR File
     File Identifier
     ----------------    ----------------------------------------------------
     CRSCOR              PDF files of POSS II finding charts and
                         SIMBAD extract files for the detected sources

     EANCIL              EPIC exposure maps in FITS format

     EEVLIS              calibrated photon event lists for the EPIC MOS

     ESKYIM              EPIC MOS and PN sky images in PNG and FITS format

     ESRLIS              EPIC observation source lists

     OIMAGE              OM sky images in FITS format

     OMSLIS              OM observation source lists

     OMSRTS              OM star tracking time series files

     PPSDAT              PPS information, CIF information, and the attitude
                         time series

     PPSGRA              OM tracking history plots; PPS, EPIC, OM, and RGS
                         observation summaries; PPS run summaries

     REVLIS              RGS source and event lists in FITS format

     REXPIM              RGS exposure maps in FITS format

     RIMAGE              RGS images (both energy dispersion and cross
                         dispersion) in FITS and PNG formats

     RSPECT              RGS source and background spectra in FITS and PDF


A unique XMM-Newton observation identifier.

The XMM-Newton proposal number to which the observation belongs.

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

The nominal right ascension of the XMM-Newton pointing, in the requested equinox. Notice that the originating table contained the position in equinox J2000 with RA given to a precision of 0.01 seconds of time.

The nominal declination of the XMM-Newton pointing, in the requested equinox. Notice that the originating table contained the position in equinox J2000 with declination given to a precision of 0.1 arcseconds.

The galactic longitude of the XMM-Newton pointing.

The galactic latitude of the XMM-Newton pointing.

The duration of the observation in seconds.

The start time of the observation in UT. Notice that the originating table gave the start time given to a precision of 0.01 seconds.

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.

The principal investigator of the observation.

The date in which the data was processed.

Contact Person

Questions regarding the XMMPUBLIC database table can be addressed to the HEASARC User Hotline.
Page Author: Browse Software Development Team
Last Modified: Monday, 15-Mar-2010 12:00:26 EDT