FLIX: Flux Limits from Images from XMM-Newton
FLIX is an upper limit server for XMM-Newton data, provided by the
XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC).
|Update 2016 Mar 29: a version of FLIX using the 3XMM (DR5) data products is now available from
Flix for 3XMM (DR5).
If you provide a position of interest on the sky (or a text file with a list
of positions) FLIX scans the public data products from XMM-Newton to determine
whether each point was observed. If so FLIX:
Results are returned in the form of HTML tables and as a downloadable FITS file.
For further information on input and outputs, see the online
FLIX help file
- Estimates an upper limit to the X-ray flux at that point in various energy
- Provides a crude estimate of the actual flux within a circle centred on that point,
- Scans the
2XMMi catalogue listing any detections within 2 arc-minutes, and
extracts a thumbnail X-ray image centred on the point.