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Abstract Reference: 31239
Identifier: P8.20
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 8 Other

Catalogue of the XMM-Newton Pipeline products. Present and Future

Perea-Calderon Jose V.

The aim of the XMM-Newton Pipeline Processing System (PPS) is to provide a set of data products which are of immediate value for the XMM-Newton observer as well as for the XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA), where they are also stored for eventual public release. The dedicated pipeline reduces data from each of the EPIC, RGS and OM science instruments on XMM-Newton. The resulting pipeline products are a mixture of files that are useful as inputs to further scientific analysis by the user and files that provide a first cursory view of the data. The products include calibrated cleaned event lists for all X-ray cameras, sky images, source lists, cross-correlations with archival catalogues and spectra and time series of sufficiently bright individual sources. This poster is an overview of the current data products obtained by the XMM-Newton Pipeline and the plans to improve the quality of the data and the visualization of that resulting data.