FLIX

Sensitivity Estimator

Supported coordinates format:
12h34m56.2s -08d24m20.6s
12:34:56.2 -08:24:20.6
12.345 -13.678
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apr 2022
Release of a beta version of FLIX sensitivity estimator

WEBSITE OVERVIEW

This website provides experimental access to the FLIX upper limit server for XMM-Newton data. It is provided by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre at IRAP and is based on 4XMM Data Release 11 data provided by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre Consortium.

What FLIX does: if you provide a position of interest on the sky, FLIX scans the public data products from XMM-Newton to determine whether each point was observed. If so FLIX:

  • Estimates an upper limit to the X-ray flux at that point in various energy bands,
  • Provides a crude estimate of the actual flux within a circle centred on that point
  • Scans the 4XMM catalogue listing any detections within 2 arc-minutes, and display an X-ray image centred on the point.

Results are then returned in the form of a table and as a downloadable FITS file. For further information on input and outputs, see the online documentation

Please note that it is in its early beta stage...