ROSMASTER - ROSAT Archival Data
For each observation listed in this table, parameters such as the focal-plane instrument used, the data processing site, and the target name and coordinates are given, as well as the ROSAT Observation Request (ROR) number, the actual and requested exposure times, the date(s) on which the observation took place, etc.
For details about the ROSAT instruments, consult the ROSAT Guest Observer Facility (GOF) website at http://rosat.gsfc.nasa.gov/ e.g., a list of the available on-line ROSAT documentation can be found at http://rosat.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/rosat/rosdocs.html
ABSTRACTS Proposal abstract for each observation in ASCII format CONTENTS List of files archived with a given observation BASIC Events and good times in FITS format DERIVED Images and derived products in FITS format CALIBRATION Calibration-related products in FITS format ANCILLARY Orbit and housekeeping data in FITS format ASCII Text output POSTSCRIPT Images and plots in PostScript format GIF IMAGES Images in GIF format
Which data products files belong in each set can be complicated because prior to the Rev2 processing, US-processed data products and German-processed data products didn't look very similar. This is further complicated because HRI data products are different from PSPC data products.
You can tell the origin of and instrument used for a data product by examining the sequence ID. The filename for each data product starts with the sequence ID. Use this sample sequence IDs as a guide in determining this information:
rp110590n00 US PSPC rf110587n00 US PSPC + BORON FILTER rh110267 US HRI wp100308 MPE PSPC wf100130 MPE PSPC + BORON FILTER wh150032 MPE HRI
Data Type Description for US-Format Filtered and Non-Filtered PSPC Data (Rev 0):
CONTENTS public contents file rp110590.public_contents ASCII V&V report rp110590_vv2924.report ASCII BASIC photon list rp110590.fits FITS master data store rp110590.mds FITS DERIVED processing parameters rp110590.par FITS broad-band image rp110590_im1.fits FITS hard-band image rp110590_im2.fits FITS soft-band image rp110590_im3.fits FITS SIMBAD source list rp110590_sky.fits FITS extracted SIMBAD list rp110590_smx.asc ASCII CALIBRATION response matrix rp110590.dmp FITS instrument map rp110590.moi FITS off-axis area rp110590.oar FITS radiation cal results rp110590.rcr FITS exposure map rp110590_mex.fits FITS ANCILLARY Aspect quality rp110590.asp FITS corrected aspect rp110590.cas FITS event rates rp110590.evr FITS binned housekeeping rp110590.hkb FITS split aspect rp110590.sa FITS smoothed aspect rp110590.sas FITS split orbit rp110590.so FITS housekeeping status rp110590.sta FITS POSTSCRIPT aspect plots (1/obi) rp110590_aaq001_16.plt PS event rate plot (1/obi) rp110590_evr001_16.plt PS cover page rp110590_fps.plt PS housekeep. plot (1/obi) rp110590_hks001_16.plt PS broad-band image rp110590_im1.plt PS hard-band image rp110590_im2.plt PS soft-band image rp110590_im3.plt PS SIMBAD source plot rp110590_smx.plt PS GIF broad-band image rp110590_im1.fits GIF hard-band image rp110590_im2.fits GIF soft-band image rp110590_im3.fits GIF
Data Type Description for US-Format HRI Data (Rev0):
CONTENTS public contents file rh110267.public_contents ASCII V&V report rh110267_vv2925.report ASCII BASIC complete photon store rh110267.cps FITS photon event list rh110267.fits FITS merged status history rh110267.mob FITS split status history rh110267.ots FITS standard good intervals rh110267.sgi FITS standard screen results rh110267.ssc FITS temporal status history rh110267.tsh FITS DERIVED processing parameters rh110267.anp FITS bright earth intervals rh110267.obi FITS bright earth event list rh110267.obt FITS processing parameters rh110267.par FITS HRI image rh110267_img.fits FITS SIMBAD sky list rh110267_sky.fits FITS CALIBRATION charged particle bkg rh110267.cpb FITS detector background rh110267.dbm FITS quantum efficiency map rh110267.qeg FITS ANCILLARY aspect histogram rh110267.ah FITS aspect offsets rh110267.ao FITS count rate histogram rh110267.dms FITS science frame quality rh110267.htl FITS live-time factors rh110267.ltf FITS observation angles rh110267.oan FITS HRI sampling histogram rh110267.s1d FITS HRI SAA rates rh110267.saa FITS split orbit rh110267.so FITS science rates rh110267.sps FITS POSTSCRIPT SIMBAD sky plot rh110267_sky.plt PS rates plot (1/obi) rh110267_str.plt PS SIMBAD source list rh110267_sky.asc ASCII GIF GIF image rh110267_img.gif GIF
Data Type Description for MPE-Format Filtered and Non-Filtered PSPC Data (Rev0):
CONTENTS public contents file wp110130.public_contents ASCII BASIC photon list wp110130_events.tfits FITS rejected events wp110130_difevents.tfits FITS DERIVED broad-band image wp110130_image1.ifits FITS hard-band image wp110130_image2.ifits FITS soft-band image wp110130_image3.ifits FITS energy-coded image wp110130_imagec.ifits FITS CALIBRATION response matrix wp110130_drmpspc.ifits FITS instrument map wp110130_moimp.ifits FITS off-axis area, PSPC B wp110130_effarea_pspcb.tfits FITS off-axis area, PSPC C wp110130_effarea_pspcc.tfits FITS exposure map wp110130_mexmap.ifits FITS ANCILLARY quality file wp110130_quality.tfits FITS attitude file wp110130_attitude.tfits FITS event rates wp110130_eventrates.tfits FITS orbit wp110130_orbit.tfits FITS GIF broad-band image wp110130_image1.gif GIF hard-band image wp110130_image2.gif GIF soft-band image wp110130_image3.gif GIF energy-coded image wp110130_imageec.gif GIF
Data Type Description for MPE-Format HRI Data (Rev0):
CONTENTS public contents file wh110131.public_contents ASCII BASIC photon event list wh110131_events.mt FITS rejected events wh110131_difevents.mt FITS DERIVED image file wh110131_img.fits FITS CALIBRATION effective area wh110131_effarea_hri.mt FITS hot spot map wh110131_hotmat.mt FITS quantum efficiency map wh110131_qefficiency.mt FITS ANCILLARY aspect wh110131_attitude.mt FITS event rates wh110131_eventrates.mt FITS orbit wh110131_orbit.mt FITS data quality wh110131_qualitylimits.mt FITS data quality limits wh110131_quality.mt FITS GIF image wh110131_img.gif GIF
Data Type Description for PSPC RDF Data (Rev2, both MPE and GSFC processings):
CONTENTS public contents file rp123456n00.public_contents ASCII BASIC photon list rp123456n00_bas.fits FITS uncorrected events rp123456n00_raw.fits FITS DERIVED qualified source rp123456n00_qsrc.fits FITS broad-band image rp123456n00_im1.fits FITS hard-band image rp123456n00_im2.fits FITS soft-band image rp123456n00_im3.fits FITS broad-band bkg image rp123456n00_bk1.fits FITS hard-band bkg image rp123456n00_bk2.fits FITS soft-band bkg image rp123456n00_bk3.fits FITS energy-coded image rp123456n00_ime.fits FITS exposure map rp123456n00_mex.fits FITS lightcurve file rp123456n00_ltc.fits FITS ANCILLARY orbit,pointing info rp123456n00_anc.fits FITS processing history info rp123456n00_his.fits FITS POSTSCRIPT FITS-wrapped PostScript rp123456n00_prt.fits FITS GIF broad-band image rp123456n00_im1.gif GIF hard-band image rp123456n00_im2.gif GIF soft-band image rp123456n00_im3.gif GIF energy-coded image rp123456n00_ime.gif GIF
Data Type Description for HRI Data (Rev2, both MPE and GSFC processings):
CONTENTS public contents file rh123456n00.public_contents ASCII BASIC photon list rh123456n00_bas.fits FITS DERIVED qualified source file rh123456n00_qsrc.fits FITS 5"/pixel Image rh123456n00_im_5.fits FITS 2"/pixel Image rh123456n00_im_2.fits FITS broad-band image rh123456n00_im1.fits FITS broad-band bkg image rh123456n00_bk1.fits FITS ANCILLARY orbit,pointing info rh123456n00_anc.fits FITS processing history info rh123456n00_his.fits FITS POSTSCRIPT FITS-wrapped PostScript rh123456n00_prt.fits FITS GIF 5"/pixel image rh123456n00_im_5.gif GIF 2"/pixel image rh123456n00_im_2.gif GIF broad-band image rh123456n00_im1.gif GIF
The sequence identification number (e.g. rp123456n00), where the prefix is 'RP' for an unfiltered PSPC pointed observation, 'RF' for a filtered PSPC pointed observation, or 'RH' for pointed HRI observations (or, rarely, 'RN' if the observation was scheduled but not actually carried out). The next 6 characters are the ROSAT observation request sequence number or ROR, while the following 3 characters after the ROR number are the follow-on suffix containing the index identifier (the parameter index_id). A complete pointing at a given ROSAT target comprises all the datasets having the same prefix and ROR numbers.
The right ascension of the target in the selected equinox.
The declination of the target in the selected equinox.
The galactic longitude of the target, calculated from the right ascension and declination.
The galactic latitude of the target, calculated from the right ascension and declination.
The focal-plane instrument used for the observation (PSPC, HRI).
Flag to determine whether the Boron filter was used.
The site where this data set was processed (GSFC, MPE).
The actual exposure of the pointing, in seconds. For pointed ROSAT observations (sequences beginning with RP, RF, or RH) the exposure time given here generally indicates the amount of good science time at the center of the field.
The amount of observing time requested by the Principal Investigator and/or approved by the ROSAT Peer Review, in seconds.
The FITS format of the corresponding data set: RDF, PROS, EXSAS.
The date/time the observation began.
The date/time the observation ended.
The designation of the target.
The last name of the Principal Investigator for the observation.
The first name of the Principal Investigator for the observation.
The ROSAT observation request (ROR) sequence number.
The ROSAT observation index identifier.
The subject category of the observation according to a simple classification scheme as follows:
subj_cat Meaning 1 Normal (non-degenerate) stars 2 White dwarf stars 3 Cataclysmic variables 4 Neutron stars and black holes 5 Supernova remnants 6 Normal galaxies 7 Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) 8 Clusters of galaxies 9 Extended and diffuse X-ray emission 10 Other types of objects
The revision number of the processing system used to generate the data products: it can be either 0, 1, or 2.
The title of the ROSAT AO proposal associated with this observation.
The data set identification number.
The ROSAT proposal cycle (or mission year) of the observation.
The unique ROSAT number identifying the proposal that originated the observation.
The roll angle of the spacecraft, in degrees.
The ROSAT mission day number (2 June 1990=1) of the start of the observation.
The ROSAT mission day number (2 June 1990=1) of the end of the observation.
The HEASARC Browse object classification for this target.