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Paper: A Reduction and Analysis Pipeline for ROSAT PSPC Data
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 179
Authors: Mackie, G.; Fabbiano, G.; Harnden, F. R., Jr.; Kim, D.-W.; Barbera, M.; Bocchino, F.; Damiani, F.; Maggio, A.; Micela, G.; Sciortino, S.; Ciliegi, P.
Abstract: We describe a pipeline to reduce and analyze ROSAT Position-Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC) archive data. The pipeline is based on an IRAF Command Language (CL) script, that primarily consists of modules comprising IRAF and PROS tasks. In addition, DBMS routines are called from within the script, as well as new data screening and detection software specially developed for PSPC data. The pipeline output includes reduced images, contour maps, surface brightness profiles (for extended sources), spectra, color and hardness ratios as well as data files ready for ingestion into a SYBASE/INGRES Database. We will show examples of pipeline output, sample SYBASE extraction procedures and resulting output, discuss the time requirements for pipeline operation, and summarize the state of pipeline operation on the available archive data.
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