The 2XMM Archive is an implementation of the second
XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue. It is the second
comprehensive catalogue of serendipitous X-ray sources from the European Space
Agency's (ESA) XMM-Newton observatory. The catalogue has been constructed by
the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) on behalf of ESA.
The catalogue contains source detections drawn from 3491 XMM-Newton EPIC observations made between 2000 February 3 and 2007 March 31; all datasets were publicly available by 2007 May 01 but not all public observations are included in this catalogue. The catalogue contains 246897 X-ray source detections which relate to 191870 unique X-ray sources.