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2008A&A...480..611S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 480, 611-622 (2008/3-3)

The first XMM-Newton slew survey catalogue: XMMSL1.

SAXTON R.D., READ A.M., ESQUEJ P., FREYBERG M.J., ALTIERI B. and BERMEJO D.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report on the production of a large area, shallow, sky survey, from XMM-Newton slews. 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. We use data taken with the EPIC-pn camera during slewing manoeuvres to perform an X-ray survey of the sky. Data from 218 slews have been subdivided into small images and source searched. This has been done in three distinct energy bands; a soft (0.2-2keV) band, a hard (2-12keV) band and a total XMM-Newton band (0.2-12keV). Detected sources, have been quality controlled to remove artifacts and a catalogue has been drawn from the remaining sources. A full'' catalogue, containing 4710 detections and a clean'' catalogue containing 2692 sources have been produced, from 14% of the sky. In the hard X-ray band (2-12keV) 257 sources are detected in the clean catalogue to a flux limit of 4x10–12ergs/s/cm2. The flux limit for the soft (0.2-2keV) band is 6x10–13ergs/s/cm2 and for the total (0.2-12keV) band is 1.2x10–12ergs/s/cm2. The source positions are shown to have an uncertainty of 8" (1σ confidence).

Journal keyword(s): X-rays: general - surveys - catalogs

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/480/611): xmmsl1c.dat xmmsl1t.dat fits/*>

Nomenclature: Catalogue: XMMSL1 JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS N=4710.

Status at CDS : All or part of tables of objects could be ingested in SIMBAD with priority 2.