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Paper: Statistical Identification of 2XMMi Sources
Volume: 411, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVIII
Page: 259
Authors: Pineau, F.-X.; Derriere, S.; Michel, M.; Motch, C.
Abstract: One of the tasks devoted to the Survey Science Center of the XMM-Newton satellite is the statistical identification of all serendipitous X-ray sources detected in the field of view of the EPIC cameras. For that purpose, we have cross-correlated the recently released 2XMMi source list with several major archival catalogues such as SDSS DR6 and 2MASS. For each X-ray source, probabilities of identification with associated archival entries are computed using an original method based on a classical Bayesian approach which does not rely on Monte Carlo simulations. Identifications in the Downes catalogue of cataclysmic variables and for AGN, galaxies and stars in the SDSS DR6 form the basis of our learning sample. The multi-wavelength parameter space has been reduced by a principal component analysis which takes into account measurement errors on all data. Both a knn and a more elaborated kernel density smoothing approach have been tested for the supervised classification. We report here on the current status of this project and show some illustrative results arising from the classification of the 2XMMi identifications in the SDSS DR6 catalogue.
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