The extended X-ray scientific analysis system eXsas
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.