October 5-9, 2014


P6.10 The XCatDB, a rich interface for the 3XMM catalogue

Laurent Michel (SSC-XMM, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)

Grisé F. SSC-XMM, Observatoire de Strasbourg Motch C. SSC-XMM, Observatoire de Strasbourg Nebot Gomez-Moran A. CDS, Observatoire de Strasbourg

The last release of the XMM catalogue, the 3XMMdr4 published in July 2013, is the largest X-ray catalogue ever built. It includes lots of data products such as spectra , time series, images, previews, and extractions of archival catalogues matching the position of X-ray sources. The Strasbourg Observatory gave it an original interface called XCatDB. It was designed to make the best of this wide set of related products with an emphasis on the images. Besides, it offers an easy access to all other catalogue parameters. Users can select data with very elaborate queries and can process them with online services such as an X-ray spectral fitting routine. The combination of all these features allows the users to select data of interest to the naked eye as well as to filter catalogue parameters. Data selections can be picked out for further scientific analysis thanks to an interface operating external VO clients. The XcatDB has been developed with Saada.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Visualisation for astronomy