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Paper: The SAX-LEGSPC Data Reduction and Analysis System: an Example of a Minimalist Approach
Volume: 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV
Page: 383
Authors: Favata, F.; Parmar, A. N.; Lammers, U.; Vacanti, G.; Busetta, M.; Mathieu, J. J.; Isherwood, P.
Abstract: We present the data reduction and analysis system for the Low Energy Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter to be flown on the Italian-Dutch X-ray satellite SAX. The design philosophy of the system is presented, describing the design constraints and discussing the various choices made. Also, the problems encountered in following the chosen approach are described. In particular, the advantages and disadvantages of using FITS for all the steps in the data analysis chain are discussed.
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