XMM-Newton Users Handbook

4.6.3 Slew observations

XMM-Newton conducts EPIC science and/or calibration observations during some slews from one target to another. Slew observations cannot be proposed. The data obtained during slews are stored in so-called “Slew Data Files” (SDFs). The latest Slew results can be viewed under the link http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/latest-slew-results.

European Space Agency - XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre