XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: Policies and Procedures


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5.7.3 Observation of Large Areas

Large areas of the sky may be observed by XMM-Newton through observations next to each other such that the fields of view of the individual observations touch each other or even overlap. Proposals asking for more than ten of such observations have to be submitted by requesting ``Large Area'' in RPS. Depending on the amount of total observing time the PI may consider to send the proposal as ``Large Programme'', see section 5.3. The PIs are asked to describe the proposed area of the sky in detail within the scientific justification. In the RPS only one observation, that is located at the centre of the proposed area, should be entered. The observations will be defined as ``Time Constrained'', fixed as ``Large Area''. In addition, the exposure time of the requested observation and the number of repetitions have to be selected such that the total number of observations and the total amount of observing time are correct. The details of each observation will have to be defined in XRPS within the phase 2 submission.


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