XMM-Newton Bright Serendipitous Survey

We present here the XMM-Newton Bright Serendipitous Survey, composed of two flux-limited samples: the XMM-Newton Bright Source Sample (BSS, hereafter) and the XMM-Newton "Hard" Bright Source Sample (HBSS, hereafter). The selection criteria for these two sample, 0.5 - 4.5 keV count rate >= 0.01 ct/s (BSS) and 4.5 - 7.5 keV count rate >= 0.002 ct/s (HBSS), correspond to a flux limit of f<sub>X</sub> ~ 7 x 10<sup>-14</sup> erg/cm<sup>2</sup>/s in the 0.5 - 4.5 keV and 4.5 - 7.5 keV energy bands, respectively, for sources with power-law spectra with energy spectral indices between 0.7 and 0.8. This table contains the basic data on a complete sample of 400 X-ray sources (389 of them belong to the BSS, 67 to the HBSS, with 56 X-ray sources in common) derived from the analysis of 237 suitable XMM-Newton fields (211 for the HBSS). At the flux limit of the survey, it covers a survey area of 28.10 (25.17 for the HBSS) square degrees. The extragalactic number-flux relationships (in the 0.5 - 4.5 keV and in the 4.5 - 7.5 keV energy bands) are in good agreement with previous and new results making the authors confident in the correctness of the data selection and their analysis.

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Source https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/all/xmmbss.html
Metadata Access http://dc.g-vo.org/rr/q/pmh/pubreg.xml?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=ivo://nasa.heasarc/xmmbss
Provenance
Creator Della Ceca et al.
Publisher NASA/GSFC HEASARC
Publication Year 2020
Contact Michael Preciado <Michael.E.Preciado@nasa.gov>
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Resource Type AstroObjects
Format text/xml
Discipline Various