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  • Simple HTML list: Tabular presentation of the main parameters
    (opt. and X) of the source selection
  • Detail HTML List: Tabular presentation of all parameters
    (opt. and X) and vignettes of the source selection
  • FITS Table: FITS table with both X-ray and optical parameters
  • VO Table FITS table with both X-ray and optical parameters
  • ZIPball Compound of all data files attached to the source selection
Click on the blue dot to get more information about the ZIP content.
  • XBS (XID bright flux sample):identifications for XMM-Newton sources
    with fluxes > 10-13SUP erg cm-2 s-1 in the 0.5-4.5 keV band
  • XMS (XID medium flux sample): identifications for XMM-Newton sources
    with fluxes > 10-14 erg cm-2 s-1 in the 0.5-4.5 keV band
  • GPS (Galactic source sample): identifications of XMM-Newton sources
    in the XMM-Newton Galactic Plane Survey (XGPS) of an extended segment of the
    Galactic Plane covering a narrow strip of 1.2° in Galactic latitude,
    extending between 19° and 22° in Galactic longitude, centred on the Galactic Plane
Selection can cover multiple samples (e.g. XBS or XMS)
Source class
Object class resulting from the optical identification.
NoteThis filter can only be used for queries covering one sample.
Color band of magnitude given for the source.
NoteThis filter can only be used for queries covering one sample.
2xmmi parameters can only be choosen if the checkbox With 2Xmmi counterparts is checked
Click on the blue dot
to get more about zipballs.
Click on the Spectroscopic Sample button on the banner
to access the selection page.
  • AIP-XMM-WFI: A first part of the program was performed by the AIP
    through regular observation proposals submitted to ESO or in Max-Planck time
  • EIS: A second part of that program was performed as a public imaging survey
    by the ESO EIS-team. Data were obtained on 12 XMM fields in filters BVRI, all images
    and the single passband catalogues of the high-latitude fields were released via the ESO web-pages.
  • BLOX:A complementary survey on the high-latitude EIS-fields with deeper exposure
    plus further selected high-latitude fields observed in B and R filters was performed
    by the AIfA (Bonn University, (Schneider, Dietrich) with AIP-participation. The data were used
    to construct catalogues of galaxy clusters selected via lensing, galaxy overdensity and X-ray emission
    that were published by Dietrich et al. (2007, A&A 821, 834)
Selection can cover multiple samples (e.g. EIS or BLOX)
Catalogs were extracted using the SExtractor program and a common configuration file,
with the option of using the weight-map associated to each image.
Catalogs were extracted using the SExtractor program and a common configuration file,
with the option of using the weight-map associated to each image.
  • Filter with 2xmmi parameters
  • There is no cross identification with XMM sources but a simple 3σ cross match

The XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) XID Programme

The SSC's XID programme is a follow-up and identification project designed to ensure that the potential of the XMM-Newton serendipitous survey can be exploited by the community in the context of a wide range of scientific programmes. Its main elements are a number of complementary sub-programmes designed to obtain the identifications for well-defined samples of X-ray sources drawn from selected XMM-Newton fields using optical/IR spectroscopy. The programme is also supported by a substantial imaging programme, needed for the selection of the spectroscopic targets, but which is also an important resource in its own right given the large sky area and hence X-ray source sample it covers.
One of the principal objectives of the programme is to obtain completely identified samples which can be used to characterise the overall XMM-Newton source population sufficiently well that the basic X-ray and optical parameters can be used to assign a statistical identification for a large fraction of all the sources in the XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue.
The XID programme started in mid-2000. Most of the programme is now complete. The XIDResult Database collects together the main results from the XID programme in a uniform way, providing access to the individual source identifications and the key optical and X-ray data for each object.
Currently in the XIDResult Database contains 3 key XID programme subsamples, the XBS (XID bright flux sample), the XMS (XID medium flux sample) and the GPS (Galactic source sample), all of which have been published or are in press. The main references for each of these subsamples are as follows: read more...
  1. Database Content:
    • XID sources are provided with both optical and X-ray parameters
    • All are linked with 2XMMi data (sources, spectra, time series, calibration data and some plots)

  2. Data Selection can be made:
    • by program
    • by position
    • by optical parameters
    • by X-ray parameters

  3. Selected Data can be downloaded:
    • in simple tables (VOTable or FITS files) with both X-ray and optical data
    • in compound ZIP ball containing X-ray data products (Spectra, Time series, plots, calibration data) in addition with the XID selection VOTable

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