XMM-Newton spectral-fit database


This project provides a spectral-fit database (XMMFITCAT) for all the pipeline-extracted spectra within the XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue. The main goal is to provide the astronomical community with a tool to query the catalogue according to spectral properties and thus, to construct large and representative samples of X-ray sources fulfilling the spectral criteria.

This project is funded by the ESA-PRODEX program and consists of the collaboration between the X-ray Astronomy and Cosmology group group at the Istitute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications, and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), and the X-ray and Observational Astronomy Group (XROA) at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.

December 2014 New publication describing the construction of the database: XMMFITCAT: The XMM-Newton spectral-fit database.

November 2014 The list of spectra from the 3XMM-DR4 catalogue used in the spectral fits can be retrieved from here.

August 2014 XMMFITCAT can now be queried from LEDAS, see Catalogue access.

August 2014 XMM-SDSS tables updated.

August 2014 New publication, and talk added.

March 2014 The first full version of the XMM-Newton spectral-fit database can be retrieved from this page.

March 2014 The spectral-fitting results corresponding to a XMM/SDSS cross-correlation can be retrieved from this page.


Any publication based on data from the XMM-Newton spectral-fit database should have a reference to Corral et al. (2014), A&A, submitted, and also acknowledge the use of this database as well as the use of XMM-newton data in the acknowledgement section:

"Based on spectral-fitting results from the XMM-Newton spectral-fit database, an ESA PRODEX funded project, based in turn on observations obtained with XMM-Newton, an ESA science mission with instruments and contributions directly funded by ESA Member States and NASA".