Check the visibility of any location for the XMM-Newton Observatory with this tool.
There are three methods of checking visibility;
The output information can be reduced by specifying restrictions like range of revolutions and minimum visibility time for the target. The visibility is determined from a DataBase of Observable Bins (DBOB), each bin corresponding to a size of 2x2 degrees.
Further information about the XMM-Newton orbit details and viewing constraints as well as a description of the DBOB can be found on the XMM-Newton Orbit & Constraint Details
Details about the behaviour of the XMM-Newton background are given in the following Technical Note: The Behaviour of the XMM-Newton Background
For further information on the use of this tool and a description of the different parameters, please see our Vischeck Howto
SIMBAD or NED Lookup
Please enter an object name to look it up in SIMBAD or NED;
Single Target Visibility
To calculate the visibility of a single target, please complete the following fields and "Submit" your request.
Multiple Target Visibility
To calculate the visibility of mutiple targets, please complete the following fields and "Submit" your request.
RA & Dec coordinates can be specified in several formats and all of the following examples can be processed.
Please note that sign for Declination is mandatory, otherwise one may get contradictory formats.
| 13:30:52.5 -01:50:27.0 Abell 1750 (colon separated)|
| 14:15:39.6 +19:10:56.6 Alfa Bootes (colon separated, sign mandatory)|
| 13 30 52.5 -01 50 27.0 Abell 1750 (space separated)|
| 13h30m52.5s -01d50'27.0" Abell 1750 (hms & d ' " format)|
| 202.71875 -1.84083 Abell 1750 (decimal degrees)|