New XMM-Newton catalogues are created on a regular basis. The latest 3XMM-DR8
was released in May 2018. 3XMM-DR8 contains 775153 detections or 531454
unique sources drawn from 10242 XMM-Newton observations that were public by
December 31st 2017, and covers a unique sky area of 1089 square
degrees. 3XMM-DR8 then provides approximately one extra year of data compared
to 3XMM-DR7. Typical sensitivities in the 3XMM-DR8 catalogue are 6
10 (0.2-12.0 keV) and 1 10 erg cm s
(2.0-12.0 keV). XMM-Newton observers may find the 3XMM-DR8 catalogue useful in
planning new observation proposals. Further details of each XMM-Newton EPIC
catalogue, including available formats, access methods and the Catalogue User
Guides, are available through links from the Catalogues home page, at:
A paper describing the 3XMM catalogue (Rosen, Webb, Watson et al., 2016, A&A, 590, A1) builds on the previous 2XMM catalogue paper (Watson et al., 2009, A&A, 493, 339).
The catalogue can be retrieved from the XMM-Newton Science Archive web page in FITS or CSV format and is fully accessible through XMM-Newton Science Archive user interface.
Other useful interfaces to the 3XMM-DR8 catalogue include
The IRAP catalogue server: http://xmm-catalog.irap.omp.eu/
the HEASARC interface at:
which are particularly useful for exploring correlations with other catalogues.