Filter Profile Service
A repository of Filter information for the VO

XMM/OM.UVW2_filter2066.62042.117902892435.5738.9XMMOMXMM OM UVW2 filter transmission only
XMM/OM.UVW22175.32144.918003246498.3766.3XMMOMXMM OM UVW2 filter full effective area
XMM/OM.UVM2_filter2303.82283.818212919461.9773.9XMMOMXMM OM UVM2 filter transmission only
XMM/OM.UVM22347.22327.618842994478.1781.1XMMOMXMM OM UVM2 filter full effective area
XMM/OM.UVW1_filter2947.42934.317954034744.01044.8XMMOMXMM OM UVW1 filter transmission only
XMM/OM.UVW12978.82971.021894060795.31065.0XMMOMXMM OM UVW1 filter full effective area
XMM/OM.U_filter3488.83515.730223948675.11480.5XMMOMXMM OM U filter transmission only
XMM/OM.U3503.23534.630204782651.11506.0XMMOMXMM OM U filter full effective area
XMM/OM.B4365.44332.437194964926.44056.7XMMOMXMM OM B filter full effective area
Filter Description

Filter ID (?) :XMM/OM.B
Description (?) :XMM OM B filter full effective area
Phot.System (?) :XMM
Detector Type (?) :Photon counter
Band Name (?) :B
Obs. Facility (?) :XMM
Instrument (?) :OM
Comments (?) :Filter effective area including the entire telescope response based on inflight measurements.

Take into account that there is a time-dependent, and filter-dependent decline in sensitivity for the OM since launch (which reaches as much as ~20% (in 2019) in the V and furthest UV bands), and that the filter effective areas provided reflect the case at approximately mission start, so any computation of expected output in the OM at a given epoch after mission start, should take these degradation factors into account. The current document describing the degradation is available at

Mathematical properties

Property Calculated Specified Unit
λmean (?) : 4365.39 ------- (Angstrom)
λcen (?) : 4379.43 ------- (Angstrom)
λeff (?) : 4332.41 ------- (Angstrom)
λpeak (?) : 4369.54 ------- (Angstrom)
λpivot (?) : 4337.12 ------- (Angstrom)
λphot (?) : 4350.13 ------- (Angstrom)
λmin (?) : 3718.92 ------- (Angstrom)
λmax (?) : 4963.56 ------- (Angstrom)
Weff (?) : 926.36 ------- (Angstrom)
FWHM (?) : 985.96 ------- (Angstrom)
Af/AV (?) : 1.32 ------- ()

Effective Area

Data file: ascii, VOTable

Reference for filter response: XMM-Newton Users handbook

Calibration properties

Vega System
PropertySpecified Calculated Unit
Zero Point (?) : ------- 6.479e-9(erg/cm2/s/A)
  ------- 4056.72(Jy)
ZP Type (?) : Pogson
PhotCal ID (?) : XMM/OM.B/Vega

AB System
PropertySpecified Calculated Unit
Zero Point (?) : ------- 5.799e-9(erg/cm2/s/A)
  ------- 3631.00(Jy)
ZP Type (?) : Pogson
PhotCal ID (?) : XMM/OM.B/AB

ST System
PropertySpecified Calculated Unit
Zero Point (?) : ------- 3.631e-9(erg/cm2/s/A)
  ------- 2273.34(Jy)
ZP Type (?) : Pogson
PhotCal ID (?) : XMM/OM.B/ST

Filter added: 2019-03-29 10:45:00
Last update: 2019-05-08 19:47:26
XMM/OM.B_filter4397.84361.937294969910.24055.0XMMOMXMM OM B filter transmission only
XMM/OM.V5437.65412.149325963666.43637.3XMMOMXMM OM V filter full effective area
XMM/OM.V_filter5463.45437.849435977699.63620.7XMMOMXMM OM V filter transmission only

Filter Plots (using a common λ range)

(Plot them zoomed to their own λ range)

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