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) L123 - L126
Section Letters
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20031260

A&A 411, L123-L126 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20031260


The Spiros imaging software for the Integral SPI spectrometer

G. Skinner1 and P. Connell2

1  C.E.S.R., 9 avenue du Colonel Roche, 31028 Toulouse, France
2  University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

(Received 17 July 2003 / 18 August 2003)

A key tool in the package of software available for the analysis of data from the SPI spectrometer of Integral is the SPIROS system developed at the University of Birmingham. Although intended primarily for the analysis of point sources and for the extraction of spectral information, SPIROS has many additional capabilities. The software is described with particular emphasis on the most widely used modes of operation and on the relationship to other imaging and data reduction techniques.

Key words: coded masks -- imaging -- software

Offprint request: G. K. Skinner, skinner@cesr.fr

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