XMM-Newton Target of Opportunity (ToO)

ToO Policies & Procedures

Targets of Opportunity (ToOs) are subject to the policies and procedures explained in the XMM-Newton Policies & Procedures Document which is available online (or can be downloaded from here).
Please, pay particular attention to Section 5.2.2 and especially Subsection 5.2.2.2, which makes reference to unanticipated ToO alerts explaining also the policy for the determination of proprietary periods of such observations.

"Discretionary Time” may be granted for programmes where a timely observation (outside of the normal announcement of opportunity cycle) is likely to result in a significant scientific impact.

ToO Alert

Investigators may notify the XMM-Newton SOC of a Target of Opportunity online. Simply complete the details on the ToO Notification Page.

Pending Anticipated ToOs

A list of anticipated ToO observations already accepted by the XMM-Newton Observing Time Allocation Committee (OTAC), which are currently not yet fulfilled, is available at this link.

Unanticipated ToO Details

The following list comprises approved and performed unanticipated ToOs.

The status of the data is denoted using the following acronyms:

The links from entries in this table are as follows:

This table is weekly updated, but there might be periods for which updates take slightly longer. Should you need to know details about a ToO/DPS observation, that are not given below (yet), please do not hesitate to contact the HelpDesk.

Rev Observation
Id
Target RA Dec Exp. Time
(ksec)
Data Status ODF Data
when available
PPS Data
when available
Comments
TBD. 0851181201 GRB190829A 02:58:10.50 -08:57:29.0 100.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. L. Piro)
TBD. TBD PKS 1413+135 14:15:58.82 +13:20:23.7 30.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. I. Liodakis)
TBD. TBD C/2019 Q4 11:46:22.45 -26:50:32.3 80.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. W. Dunn)
TBD. TBD HAT-P-12 13:57:32.98 +43:29:34.9 5.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
TBD. TBD HAT-P-1 22:57:46.95 +38:40:28.7 5.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
TBD. TBD WASP-127 10:42:14.13 -03:50:05.6 5.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
TBD. TBD WASP-76 01:46:31.98 +02:42:00.4 5.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
TBD. TBD WASP-39 14:29:18.37 -03:26:40.2 11.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
TBD. TBD PG 1634+706 16:34:29.00 +70:31:32.4 20.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Freyberg)
3651 0853980501 NGC7793-P13 23:57:51.01 -32:37:26.6 47.2 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. R. Soria)
3641 0853980201 AT2018fyk 22:50:16.09 -44:51:53.5 54.1 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. D. Pasham)
3641 0853381101 HD 201585 21:10:12.36 +10:44:20.2 5.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
3641 0851181601 PSR J0740+6620 07:40:45.79 +66:20:33.5 15.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Wolff)
3640 0852980501 PG 1634+706 16:34:29.00 +70:31:32.4 30.0 DPS (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Freyberg)
3639 0853980101 V378 Vul 19:28:15.60 +19:33:21.4 22.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Y. Sugawara)
3638 0852980301 PG 1634+706 16:34:29.00 +70:31 32.4 30.4 DPS (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Freyberg)
3637 0853380301 WASP-13 09:20:24.71 +33:52:55.9 12.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
3636 0852980201 RX J0720.4-3125 07:20:24.96 -31:25:50.2 95.8 DPS (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Freyberg)
3635 0853000201 PSR B0656+14 06:59:48.13 +14:14:21.5 30.4 DPS (18-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Schwope)
3634 0851181701 GRS 1915+105 19:15:11.55 +10:56:44.8 45.0 ToO (17-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Motta)
3633 0853000101 1H0707-495 07:08:40.80 -49:32:00.0 60.7 ToO (18-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Merloni)
3629 0853980301 XTE J1739-285 17:39:54.00 -28:29:47.0 44.1 ToO (10-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Sanna)
3623 0851181301 MAXI J1820+070 18:20:21.88 +07:11:08.3 60.8 ToO (07-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Y. Xu)
3620 0853380701 KELT-8 18:53:13.32 +24:07:38.6 10.5 ToO (18-Mar-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
3620 0853380101 WASP-12 06:30:32.80 +29:40:20.3 11.5 ToO (18-Mar-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
3620 0851181101 EXO 1846-031 18:49:17.00 -03:03:55.0 36.4 ToO (18-Mar-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Y. Wang)
3616 0852980101 SN 1987A 05:35:28.02 -69:16:11.0 15.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Freyberg)
3613 0851180901 Sgr A* 17:45:40.00 -29:00:28.0 70.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Hasinger)
3612 0853381201 KELT-7 05:13:10.90 +33:19:05.4 9.6 ToO (03-Mar-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
3612 0853381001 HAT-P-32 02:04:10.30 +46:41:16.2 21.2 ToO (03-Mar-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. Sanz-Forcada)
3603 0851180801 NGC 5907 ULX-1 15:15:58.64 +56:18:10.0 65.0 ToO (19-Feb-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Belfiore)
3602 0851180701 NGC 5907 ULX-1 15:15:58.64 +56:18:10.0 59.9 ToO (19-Feb-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Belfiore)
3574 0851180301 CXOU J110926.4-650224 11:09:26.40 -65:02:24.8 39.0 ToO (25-Dec-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. C. Zelati)
3574 0851180201 CXOU J110926.4-650224 11:09:26.40 -65:02:24.8 29.0 ToO (25-Dec-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. C. Zelati)
3567 0851180401 GSN 069 01:19:08.66 -34:11:30.5 135.4 ToO (06-Dec-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Miniutti)
3566 0851180501 RX J1301.9+2747 13:02:00.14 +27:46:57.8 48.4 ToO (05-Dec-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Giustini)
3544 0831791101 ASASSN-19bt 07:00:11.30 -66:02:25.8 42.5 ToO (22-Oct-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. K. Auchettl)
3543 0831791701 Swift J1858.6-0814 18:58:34.90 -08:14:14.9 46.2 ToO (22-Oct-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. D. Altamirano)
3539 0822041101 AT2019azh 08:13:16.97 +22:38:54.0 18.0 DPS (03-May-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Gezari)
3537 0851180101 Swift J1728.9-3613 17:28:58.64 -36:14:37.7 33.6 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3534 0822040401 AT 2018zr 07:56:54.55 +34:15:43.6 37.8 DPS (24-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Gezari)
3532 0831791401 4U 1728-34 17:31:57.73 -33:50:02.5 28.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3532 0831791301 G358.931-0.030 17:43:10.00 -29:51:45.8 29.9 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3532 0831791201 Swift J1858.6-0814 18:58:34.90 -08:14:14.9 59.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3530 0822041001 ZTF19aabbnzo 07:03:18.70 +23:01:45.0 18.0 DPS (16-Apr-2020) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Gezari)
3522 0831790801 RT Cru 12:34:53.74 -64:33:56.0 58.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3521 0831791001 ASASSN-19bt 07:00:11.30 -66:02:25.8 41.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3517 0831790901 Sco X-1 16:19:55.07 -15:38:25.0 101.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3506 0832000101 C2018 Y1 Iwamoto 13:15:00.00 -15:02:37.0 45.3 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3503 0729161201 GRB190114C 03:38:01.63 -26:56:48.1 47.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3499 0831790701 GSN 069 01:19:08.60 -34:11:30.5 141.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3498 0729161101 GRB190114C 03:38:01.63 -26:56:48.1 55.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3495 0831790601 Mrk 335 00:06:19.50 +20:12:10.5 117.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3493 0831790501 Mrk 1310 12:01:14.40 -03:40:41.1 27.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3483 0831790401 ASASSN-18fv 10:36:15.46 -59:35:53.6 51.9 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3481 0831790301 1ES 1927+654 19:27:19.54 +65:33:54.0 59.3 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3480 0831790201 AT2018fyk 22:50:16.06 -44:51:52.4 33.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3471 0831790101 Swift J005139.2-7217 00:51:39.20 -72:17:04.0 22.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3468 0830192001 Gaia17bpi 19:31:05.60 +18:27:52.0 57.6 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3447 0830191901 MAXI J1820+070 18:20:21.93 +07:11:07.1 23.9 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3425 0830191801 HD93129A 10:43:57.46 -59:32:51.2 33.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -

For ToO data prior to revolution 3425, please refer to the ToO Archive Page