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
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 (13-Jan-2019) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. P. D'Avanzo)
3395 0830190901 Wasp-107 12:33:32.85 -10:08:46.1 63.0 DPS (28-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. J. Sanz-Forcada)
3391 0830191601 M51 13:30:00.90 +47:13:44.0 60.0 ToO (20-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Israel)
3390 0830191501 M51 13:30:00.90 +47:13:44.0 60.0 ToO (20-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Israel)
3389 0830191301 ASASSN-18jd 22:43:42.88 -16:59:08.4 28.0 ToO (15-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. C. Ricci)
3386 0830191101 1ES 1927+654 19:27:19.50 +65:33:54.0 46.4 ToO (11-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. C. Ricci)
3382 0830191201 ASASSN-18jd 22:43:42.88 -16:59:08.4 25.0 ToO (15-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. C. Ricci)
3381 0830191401 M 51 13:30:00.90 +47:13:44.0 98.0 ToO (20-Dec-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Israel)
3380 0830190801 ch cyg 19:24:33.07 +50:14:29.1 36.1 ToO (30-Nov-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. G. Luna)
3367 0830190701 SWIFT J0746.3-1608 07:46:17.13 -16:11:27.8 23.5 ToO (03-Nov-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. F. Bernardini)
3362 0830190501 OJ 287 08:54:48.87 +20:06:30.6 25.5 ToO (23-Oct-2018) ODF Data PPS Data (Dr. S. Komossa)
3357 0830190401 SWIFT J1756.9-2508 17:56:57.30 -25:06:28.0 66.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3353 0830190301 IGRJ17379-3747 17:37:58.81 -37:46:19.2 48.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3352 0811213501 PSR J1946+2052 19:46:14.13 +20:52:24.6 21.8 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3346 0830190201 MAXI J1820+070 18:20:21.93 +07:11:07.3 95.3 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3345 0830190101 MAXI J1813-095 18:13:34.00 -09:31:59.2 26.7 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3334 0811213301 Fermi J1544-0649 15:44:19.72 -06:49:13.8 59.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3332 0811213001 C2016 R2 PANSTARRS 03:58:54.50 +27:37:28.7 44.4 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3329 0811212901 Swift J0243.6+6124 02:43:40.30 +61:26:02.8 20.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3326 0811212801 Swift J0243.6+6124 02:43:36.00 +61:24:00.0 20.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3321 0811212701 GW170817 13:09:48.10 -23:22:52.9 111.5 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3307 0811210101 GW170817 13:09:48.10 -23:22:52.9 44.2 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3293 0795712601 NGC 5907 ULX-2 15:16:01.10 +56:17:51.5 60.9 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
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 DPS (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3266 0795712201 SAX J1748.9-2021 17:48:52.16 -20:21:32.4 61.3 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3261 0794581301 IGR J06074+2205 06:07:26.61 +22:05:47.8 41.8 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3254 0795712101 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:47.6 18.3 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3254 0795712001 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:47.6 30.1 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3253 0795711901 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:47.6 16.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -
3250 0795711801 MAXI J1535-571 15:35:19.73 -57:13:48.1 30.0 ToO (Public) ODF Data PPS Data -

For ToO data prior to revolution 3249, please refer to the ToO Archive Page