02001005_20070531.111908 Pipeline Documentation

This pipeline is the first post bulk reprocessing production pipeline. The SAS used is that of the bulk reprocessing pipeline (pipeline: cat2 configuration: 06000520_20070308.163249) incorporating a fix for scrmatch which was miscalculatingthe PN band 4 flux.

Because of the introduction of backwardly incompatible calibration files which require SAS 7 and above this pipeline operates with the same frozen CCF and RMF as the bulk reprocessing pipeline.

This pipeline has been used for the bulk reprocessing of all available XMM observations between December 1999 (the mission start) and May 2007. The ESA XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) will contain the uniform set of up-to-date, high quality science products from this bulk reprocessing. The 2XMM X-ray source catalogue has been derived from a subset of these reprocessed observations.

The pipeline release note includes details of the SAS, CCF, RMF used.

Further documentation regarding this pipeline and the products generated will be added shortly.