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
3530 0822041001 ZTF19aabbnzo 07:03:18.70 +23:01:45.0 18.0 DPS (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Gezari)
3522 0831790801 RT Cru 12:34:53.74 -64:33:56.0 58.8 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G.Luna)
3517 0831790901 Sco X-1 16:19:55.07 -15:38:25.0 101.1 ToO (TBD) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Motta)
3506 0832000101 C2018 Y1 Iwamoto 13:15:00.00 -15:02:37.0 45.3 ToO (04-Aug-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. K. Dennerl)
3503 0729161201 GRB190114C 03:38:01.63 -26:56:48.1 47.8 ToO (29-Jul-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Campana)
3499 0831790701 GSN 069 01:19:08.60 -34:11:30.5 141.4 ToO (21-Jul-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Minuitti)
3498 0729161101 GRB190114C 03:38:01.63 -26:56:48.1 55.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. N. Schartel)
3495 0831790601 Mrk 335 00:06:19.50 +20:12:10.5 117.8 ToO (15-Jul-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Parker)
3493 0831790501 Mrk 1310 12:01:14.40 -03:40:41.1 27.4 ToO (10-Jul-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. B. Luo)
3483 0831790401 ASASSN-18fv 10:36:15.46 -59:35:53.6 51.9 ToO (22-Jun-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. K. Sokolovsky)
3481 0831790301 1ES 1927+654 19:27:19.54 +65:33:54.0 59.3 ToO (16-Jun-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. E. Kara)
3480 0831790201 AT2018fyk 22:50:16.06 -44:51:52.4 33.0 ToO (14-Jun-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. D.J. Pasham)
3471 0831790101 Swift J005139.2-7217 00:51:39.20 -72:17:04.0 22.0 ToO (29-May-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. F. Haberl)
3468 0830192001 Gaia17bpi 19:31:05.60 +18:27:52.0 57.6 ToO (22-May-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. M. Kuhn)
3447 0830191901 MAXI J1820+070 18:20:21.93 +07:11:07.1 23.9 ToO (09-Apr-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. T. Maccarone)
3425 0830191801 HD93129A 10:43:57.46 -59:32:51.2 33.1 ToO (27-Feb-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. H. Sana)
3398 0830191001 GW170817 13:09:48.09 -23:22:53.4 119.2 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3395 0830190901 Wasp-107 12:33:32.85 -10:08:46.1 63.0 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3391 0830191601 M51 13:30:00.90 +47:13:44.0 60.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3390 0830191501 M51 13:30:00.90 +47:13:44.0 60.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3389 0830191301 ASASSN-18jd 22:43:42.88 -16:59:08.4 28.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3386 0830191101 1ES 1927+654 19:27:19.50 +65:33:54.0 46.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3382 0830191201 ASASSN-18jd 22:43:42.88 -16:59:08.4 25.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3381 0830191401 M 51 13:30:00.90 +47:13:44.0 98.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3380 0830190801 ch cyg 19:24:33.07 +50:14:29.1 36.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3367 0830190701 SWIFT J0746.3-1608 07:46:17.13 -16:11:27.8 23.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3362 0830190501 OJ 287 08:54:48.87 +20:06:30.6 25.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -

For ToO data prior to revolution 3360, please refer to the ToO Archive Page