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NAME

missions -- list of missions and instruments supported by the xray package

USAGE

This is a list of missions (and mission ID's) and instruments (and instrument ID's) currently supported by the xray package.

DESCRIPTION


The following X-ray missions are supported in the xray package:

	mission:		ID in qpoe/table headers:
	-------			------------------------

	Einstein			10
	ROSAT				20

The following X-ray instruments are supported in the xray package:

	instrument:		ID in qpoe/table headers:
	----------		------------------------

	EINSTEIN_HRI			11
	EINSTEIN_FPCS			12
	EINSTEIN_IPC			13
	EINSTEIN_SSS			14
	EINSTEIN_MPC			15

	ROSAT_HRI			21
	ROSAT_PSPC			22
	ROSAT_WFC			23

Support for X-ray instruments is required in the spectral package, where model spectra are generated by folding a model through instrument response functions. Such support is also required for tasks such as the vignetting tasks, which produce a mask of vignetting corrections for a specific mission. In a qpoe file (or an imh file made from a qpoe file), the parameters x_mission and x_inst have ID values as described above. In an STScI table file, the parameters mission and inst generally contain these ID values.

SEE ALSO

Documentation on PRF's (help prf ) for a description of the point response functions, PRF, for ROSAT and Einstein

Supporting documentation (help files) for the xray package (help pros )


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