Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati 2XMM$

Details on Acronym:   2XMM
   2XMM (Second XMM-Newton X-ray source catalogue) Write:<<2XMM JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS>> N: about 270000 Object:(X)  (SIMBAD class: X = X-ray source) Note:The 2XMM catalogue includes X-ray sources from public observations spanning the approximately 7 year baseline of the XMM-Newton mission to date. The 2XMM catalogue is the definitive version, superseding the preliminary version, 2XMMp, that was released in July 2006. The 2XMM catalogue is produced by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC), a consortium of institutes in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
2009A&A....493..339W describes the creation and characteristics of the 2XMM catalogue. Auth.:ROSEN S. Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5