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Description: The extended X-ray scientific analysis system eXsas was designed for the interactive analysis of X-ray and XUV data with particular emphasis on the analysis of data from the ROSAT mission. Based on the ESO-MIDAS image processing system, this comprehensive software package was developed and is maintained by a team of the X-ray astronomy group of the MPE at Garching. A multitude of typical applications and utilities in the areas of data preparation, correction of instrumental effects, spatial, spectral, and timing analysis were implemented in a coherent context. The package was installed in different UNIX varieties at about 75 institutes all over the world. Present activities concentrate on reconfiguring eXsas by adapting to the FITSIO / FTOOLS standards. This will facilitate its usage for future X-ray missions (ABRIXAS, XMM) and the possibility to include FTOOLS software in a compatible manner · Publisher: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)
Description: The ESO-MIDAS system is built along lines which should allow easy integration of complex analysis algorithms as well as allowing greater flexibility in interactive use and in the creation of user specific procedures from the basic building blocks. The first design proposal for ESO-MIDAS, made late 1980, used some ideas from the UK STARLINK project for the software interface definitions. The present version which became available in 1984 follows a similar philosophy in its application program interfaces, but has been expanded to the new Standard Interfaces which have a broader base than previously · Publisher: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Description: XSPEC is a command driven, interactive, X-ray spectral-fitting program · Publisher: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)
Description: The XANADU software package comprises high-level, multi-mission tasks for X-ray astronomical spectral (XSPEC), timing (XCRONOS), and imaging (XIMAGE) data analysis. Also included is the qdp plotting program · Publisher: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)
Description: Multi-mission analysis software for X-ray telescope data · Publisher: PROS is developed, distributed, and maintained by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under partial support from NASA contract NAS5-30934.
Description: Beginner's Guide, CIAO Data Visualisation Guide, Data Manipulation Guide, CIAO Tools Manual, CIAO Sherpa Manaul, and Detect User's Guide · Publisher: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)
Description: FITS stands for `Flexible Image Transport System' and is the data format most commonly used within astronomy. FITS is much more than just another image format (such as jpg or gif) and is primarily designed to store scientific data sets consisting of multidimensional arrays (1-D spectra, 2-D images or 3-D data cubes) and 2-dimensional tables containing rows and columns of data. Standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy · Publisher: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)
Description: A General Package of Software to Manipulate FITS Files · Publisher: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)
Description: This page provides information about the ASTERIX X-ray data analysis package, including details of releases and online documentation for each program. There is also a link for reporting bugs · Publisher: Astrophysics and Space Research Group · University of Birmingham
Description: SAX software for data reduction is being developed in two different environments: XAS (X-ray Astronomy Analysis System), specifically for the PDS, HPGSPC and MECS instruments. and FTOOLS, specifically for the LECS, MECS and WFC instruments. · Publisher: IFCTR/CNR, TESRE/CNR, IFCAI/CNR, and SAX/SDC
Description: The IDL Astronomy Users Library contains IDL routines that are of general interest for astronomers. The (almost) newest version of the library is available at AIT on all Ultrix-,OSF-, and Sun-machines, as well as on the Integral-IBIS HP-UX-computer ·

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