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.

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
3292 0795712401 A/2017 U1 23:17:26.76 +07:04:46.4 26.2 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3282 0795712301 Kelt-9 b 20:31:26.35 +39:56:19.8 65.0 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. K.Poppenhaeger)
3266 0795712201 SAX J1748.9-2021 17:48:52.16 -20:21:32.4 61.3 ToO (16-Apr-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. F. Pintore)
3261 0794581301 IGR J06074+2205 06:07:26.61 +22:05:47.8 41.8 ToO (05-Apr-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Reig)
3254 0795712101 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:47.6 18.3 ToO (26-Mar-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Casella)
3254 0795712001 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:47.6 30.1 ToO (26-Mar-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Casella)
3253 0795711901 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:47.6 16.0 ToO (26-Mar-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. Casella)
3250 0795711801 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:48.1 30.0 ToO (13-Mar-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Sanna)
3246 0795711701 IGR J17329-2731 17:32:50.60 -27:30:02.3 40.0 ToO (06-Mar-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. E. Bozzo)
3240 0795711501 LSI +61 303 02:40:31.20 +61:13:48.0 26.0 DPS (23-Feb-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Chernyakova)
3233 0795711301 SDSS J1612+11 16:12:51.77 +11:06:21.6 15.9 DPS (10-Feb-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. I. Zolotukhin)
3232 0795711401 SDSS J1440+11 14:40:05.82 +11:55:08.8 17.1 ToO (07-Feb-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. I. Zolotukhin)
3207 0795710101 1RXH J082623.6-505741 08:26:23.80 -50:57:43.5 49.2 ToO (19-Dec-2017) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. J. Strader)
3201 0794581201 SN 2017eaw 20:34:44.24 +60:11:35.9 50.0 ToO (21-Dec-2017) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. D. Pooley)
3197 0794580901 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.69 +00:38:40.8 22.0 DPS (30-Nov-2017) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Papitto & Dr. L. Stella)
3197 0794580801 PSR J1023+0038 10:23:47.69 +00:38:40.8 22.0 DPS (30-Nov-2017) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. A. Papitto & Dr. L. Stella)
3191 0794580701 FO Aqr 22:17:55.38 -08:21:03.9 42.0 ToO (22-Nov-2017) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Kennedy)
3190 0794581101 V378 Vul 19:28:15.60 +19:33:21.4 21.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3183 0793183801 Pluto 19:22:25.50 -21:12:45.4 73.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3169 0794580601 NGC 1313 X-1 03:18:20.00 -66:29:11.0 47.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3168 0793183501 Pluto 19:21:50.20 -21:11:31.9 60.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3154 0794580301 GRO J1744-28 17:44:33.09 -28:44:27.0 23.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3152 0793183601 T CrB 15:59:30.16 +25:55:12.5 63.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3145 0793183701 LSWR3 10:18:05.00 -58:16:26.3 12.7 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3142 0790181101 Iota Hor 02:42:33.80 -50:47:57.7 12.9 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3138 0794580101 SN2016jbu 07:36:25.96 -69:32:55.2 60.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3116 0793183401 SN 2016gkg 01:34:14.40 -29:26:24.5 19.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3110 0793183301 LSWR3 10:18:05.00 -58:16:26.3 10.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3109 0793183201 OGLE16aaa 01:07:20.90 -64:16:21.0 36.6 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3101 0793183101 FO Aqr 22:17:55.38 -08:21:03.9 47.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3097 0793183001 PSR J2032+4127 20:32:13.10 +41:27:24.4 38.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3097 0729161001 GRB161104A 05:11:34.46 -51:27:36.4 33.0 Public ODF Data PPS Data -
3086 0793182901 SMC X-3 00:52:05.64 -72:26:04.2 36.6 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3072 0792382901 FRB 121102 05:31:58.60 +33:08:49.6 23.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3071 0792382801 FRB 121102 05:31:58.60 +33:08:49.6 20.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -

For ToO data prior to revolution 3070, please refer to the ToO Archive Page