XMM-Newton-NEWS  #60,    25-Aug-2006

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Access to 2XMMp and associated products through XSA v3.5

As we approach the deadline for the sixth XMM-Newton Call for Proposals (AO-6), we draw the attention of users to the fact that XSA version 3.5 will be publicly available simultaneously with the opening of the AO. XSA version 3.5 will allow users to access 2XMMp, the second and substantially improved release of the comprehensive catalogue of serendipitous X-ray sources detected by the EPIC cameras on board XMM-Newton.

The 2XMMp browsing and result display functionalities in XSA version 3.5 closely resemble those already available in the XSA for the previous version of the same catalogue, 1XMM. These are:

For more information on the content of 2XMMp, please refer to XMM-NEWS#59 and the references therein.

Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC