EDP Sciences
Special letters issue on: first science with integral
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Volume 411, Number 1, November III 2003
Special letters issue on: first science with integral
Page(s) L257 - L260
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20031226

A&A 411, L257-L260 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20031226


JEM-X science analysis software

N. J. Westergaard1, P. Kretschmar2, 3, C. A. Oxborrow1, S. Larsson4, J. Huovelin5, S. Maisala5, S. Martínez Núñez6, N. Lund1, A. Hornstrup1, S. Brandt1, C. Budtz-Jørgensen1 and I. L. Rasmussen1

1  Danish Space Research Institute Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
2  Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik Giessenbachstrasse, 85748 Garching, Germany
3  INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, Chemin d'Écogia 16, Versoix, Switzerland
4  Stockholm University Roslagstullgatan 21, Stockholm, Sweden
5  Observatory, PO Box 14, 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
6  GACE, Instituto de Ciencias de los Materiales, Universidad de Valencia, PO Box 20085, 46071 Valencia, Spain

(Received 7 July 2003 / Accepted 8 August 2003)

The science analysis of the data from JEM-X on INTEGRAL is performed through a number of levels including corrections, good time selection, imaging and source finding, spectrum and light-curve extraction. These levels consist of individual executables and the running of the complete analysis is controlled by a script where parameters for detailed settings are introduced. The end products are FITS files with a format compatible with standard analysis packages such as XSPEC.

Key words: software -- X-ray data analysis -- INTEGRAL satellite -- JEM-X

Offprint request: N. J. Westergaard, njw@dsri.dk

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