[ASA] FIrst public release of eROSITA data

Matt Owers matt.owers at mq.edu.au
Thu Jul 1 11:23:34 AEST 2021

Dear All,

I would like to draw your attention to the first data release from the German eROSITA Consortium (eROSITA_DE). This Early Data Release (EDR; https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/cP00CmO5glujLmxLPIGimbK?domain=erosita.mpe.mpg.de) contains calibrated event lists and catalogues derived from observations taken during the Calibration and Performance Verification phase of the mission. Details of the observed fields can be found at https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Luj4Cnx1jni7pJEp3fJOqKe?domain=erosita.mpe.mpg.de.

Complementing the EDR was a splash of 35 papers (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hUnxCoV1kpfrp7npPiV2AXA?domain=erosita.mpe.mpg.de) and the release of the eROSITA Science Analysis Software System (AKA eSASS; https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/LaGWCp81lrtnEj2EOIGfpep?domain=erosita.mpe.mpg.de), which contains the tools necessary to calibrate and analyse eROSITA data.

In addition to EDR data, astronomers based at Australian institutions can access non-public eROSITA_DE data through a Memorandum of Understanding facilitated by Astronomy Australia Limited. This MoU enables collaborative projects that make use of products associated with both the eROSITA_DE survey and Australian surveys/facilities. There are 17 active projects under this agreement. If you are interested in proposing a joint project, more information on the existing projects and the proposal process can be found at https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/ZLqECq71mwf86pQ6ksNqyvP?domain=astronomyaustralia.org.au, or by contacting Dr. Lucyna Chudzer (AAL Program Manager; lucyna.chudczer at astronomyaustralia.org.au<mailto:lucyna.chudczer at astronomyaustralia.org.au>) or myself (eROSITA Australian Science Lead; matt.owers at mq.edu.au<mailto:matt.owers at mq.edu.au>).

Matt Owers (on behalf of the AAL/eROSITA_DE Management Committee: Miroslav Filipovic, Duncan Galloway, Kirpal Nandra, Thomas Reiprich, Mara Salvato)

Matt Owers
eROSITA Australian Science Lead
Senior Lecturer
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University
ph: +61 2 9850 8910

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