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A..3.1 3XMM-DR8

New XMM-Newton catalogues are created on a regular basis. The latest 3XMM-DR8 was released in May 2018. 3XMM-DR8 contains 775153 detections or 531454 unique sources drawn from 10242 XMM-Newton observations that were public by December 31st 2017, and covers a unique sky area of 1089 square degrees. 3XMM-DR8 then provides approximately one extra year of data compared to 3XMM-DR7. Typical sensitivities in the 3XMM-DR8 catalogue are 6 $\times $ 10$^{-15}$ (0.2-12.0 keV) and 1 $\times $ 10$^{-14}$ erg cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$ (2.0-12.0 keV). XMM-Newton observers may find the 3XMM-DR8 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:
http://xmmssc.irap.omp.eu/.
A paper describing the 3XMM catalogue (Rosen, Webb, Watson et al., 2016, A&A, 590, A1) builds on the previous 2XMM catalogue paper (Watson et al., 2009, A&A, 493, 339).

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-DR8 catalogue include

The IRAP catalogue server: http://xmm-catalog.irap.omp.eu/

LEDAS at:
http://www.ledas.ac.uk,
XCATDB at:
http://xcatdb.unistra.fr,
the HEASARC interface at:
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/xmm-newton/xmmssc.html
which are particularly useful for exploring correlations with other catalogues.


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