Processing challenges in the XMM-Newton slew survey

  title={Processing challenges in the XMM-Newton slew survey},
  author={Richard Saxton and Bruno Altieri and Andrew M. Read and Michael J. Freyberg and M. P. Esquej and D. Bermejo},
  booktitle={SPIE Optics + Photonics},
The great collecting area of the mirrors coupled with the high quantum efficiency of the EPIC detectors have made XMM-Newton the most sensitive X-ray observatory flown to date. This is particularly evident during slew exposures which, while giving only 15 seconds of on-source time, actually constitute a 2-10 keV survey ten times deeper than current "all-sky" catalogues. Here we report on progress towards making a catalogue of slew detections constructed from the full, 0.2-12 keV energy band and… Expand


The European Photon Imaging Camera on XMM-Newton: The MOS cameras : The MOS cameras
The EPIC focal plane imaging spectrometers on XMM-Newton use CCDs to record the images and spectra of celestialX-ray sources focused by the three X-ray mirrors, and results areply full pre-launch expectations. Expand
The European Photon Imaging Camera on XMM-Newton: The pn-CCD camera
The European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) consortium has provided the focal plane instruments for the three X-ray mirror systems on XMM-Newton. Two cameras with a reflecting grating spectrometer inExpand
Imaging performance of the XMM-Newton x-ray telescopes
The in-orbit imaging performance of the three X-ray telescopes on board of the X-ray astronomy observatory XMM- Newton is presented and compared with the performance measured on ground at the MPEExpand
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In order to ensure the quality of the source catalogue derived from the SASS processing an automatic as well as a visual screening procedure was applied to 1378 survey fields. Most (94%) of theExpand