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Paper: Recent and Future Developments of the 3MM XCatDB
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 145
Authors: Grisé, F.; Michel, L.; Motch, C.
Abstract: The 3XMM XCatDB ( is a database hosting the most recent releases of the 3XMM catalogue of X-ray sources observed by the XMM-Newton observatory. It provides possible (multi-wavelength) identifications in archival catalogues, an online spectrum fitting module and gives access to other products that can be previewed (spectra, time series). We present the recent inclusion of the XMM-Newton spectral-fit database (Corral et al. 2014) inside the XCatDB. Users can now access the spectral parameters for all X-ray sources that have been fitted (up to the 3XMM-DR4 release) for a variety of spectral models. We detail here the implementation of these products and give a preview of some new developments to come that will put some emphasis on an active use of these products. This will provide a means to search for X-ray sources meeting certain criteria and, therefore, allowing possible new research/discoveries within the 3XMM database.
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