First X-ray Mosaic

Pointings 10 ks. The size is ~ 2x1 deg2
(Images produced by A. Read, Birmingham)

Size of the image has been reduced by 1/2. Click on the image to see it at full size (1099x665).

This is the largest deep X-ray image of the sky obtained so far (~ 5x10-15 erg/s/cm2 in the [0.5-2] keV band).
A wealth of objects (pointlike and extended), structures, X-ray colours is conspicuous.
The data set opens an exciting new territory for prodigious cosmological studies.

[Based on observations obtained with the XMM-Newton observatory, an ESA science mission with instruments and contributions directly funded by ESA Member States and the USA (NASA).]

XMM-NEWTON : Large Scale Structure Survey : First Results
Web Pages : Alain Detal, Dec 2003.