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SUZAMASTER - Suzaku Master Catalog

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Overview

This database table records high-level information for each Suzaku observation and provides access to the data archive. Each record is associated with a single observation. An observation contains data from all instruments on board Suzaku.

Bulletin

The SUZAMASTER database table was last updated on 29 July 2014.

Provenance

This database table is generated at the Suzaku processing site. During operation, it is updated on daily basis.

Parameters

Name
This is the name given to the pointed target.

RA
The Right Ascension of the pointing position.

Dec
The Declination of the pointing position.

LII
The Galactic Longitude of the pointing position.

BII
The Galactic Latitude of the pointing position.

Roll_Angle
The roll angle of the observation, in degrees.

Time
The start time of the observation.

Stop_Time
The stop time of the observation.

ObsID
The unique observation/sequence number.

Exposure
The effective total observation exposure, in seconds. This time corresponds to one of the XIS unit exposure time with the shorter exposure. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files.

Time_Awarded
The time awarded for this target, in seconds.

XIS0_Expo
The XIS0 effective exposure on source, in seconds. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files including all the modes.

XIS1_Expo
The XIS1 effective exposure on source, in seconds. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files including all the modes.

XIS2_Expo
The XIS2 effective exposure on source, in seconds. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files including all the modes.

XIS3_Expo
The XIS3 effective exposure on Source, in seconds. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files including all the modes.

XIS0_Num_Modes
The number of XIS0 modes running during this observation.

XIS1_Num_Modes
The number of XIS1 modes running during this observation.

XIS2_Num_Modes
The number of XIS2 modes running during this observation.

XIS3_Num_Modes
The number of XIS3 modes .running during this observation.

HXD_Num_Modes
The number of HXD modes running during this observation.

HXD_Expo_Co
The HXD effective exposure on source in seconds when using with the HXD the coarse clock rate. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files.

HXD_Expo_Fi
The HXD effective exposure on source in seconds when using with the HXD the fine clock rate. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files.

HXD_Expo_No
The HXD effective exposure on source in seconds when using with the HXD the normal clock rate. The exposure is calculated using the GTI of the clean event files.

HXD_Expo
HXD All Clock Rate Effective Exposure on Source (s)

HXD_Expo_WAM
The HXD WAM total exposure during this observation, in seconds.

HXD_Bursts
The number of HXD bursts detected within this observation.

Processing_Status
This records the status of the processing of the data from the observation. The strings are PROCESSED or UNPROCESSED. If the string is PROCESSED implies that the data are located in the archive however they may be enscrypted (see paramter 'public_date'). If the string is UNPROCESSED implies that the data have not been processed, either because not observed yet or because not yet in the archive.

Processing_Date
This records the date when the data were processed. If a data set has been processed more than one time, it reports the date of the last processing.

Public_Date
This is the date when the data are expected to be public. This date is set when the data are first distributed to the PI. If the value is set to 2099-12-31 implies that either the data have not been processed or the public date has not been sey yet. Suzaku data has one year of propriety period. The data will arrive in the archive soon after the processing is completed but they will be in encrypting form. They will be decrypted accordingly with the public date.

Distribution_Date
This records the date when the data were first distributed to the PI which typically corresponds to the first time the data have been processed.

Processing_Version
This records the version of the processing script used in the pipeline to generate the data products for the observation.

Num_Processed
This records the number of times a data set has been processed using the same processing version of the script.

Software_Version
This records the version of the HEAsoft and Suzaku software used in the processing pipeline to generate the data products of the observation.

Prnb
This number uniquely indentifies the proposal that originated the observation. This is a string of 6 digits : CCNxxx. The first digits 'CC" identifies the proposal cycle, e.g. '01' is for AO1. To the performance verification time (SWG Time) this is set to '00'. The third digit 'N' defines the nationality of the proposal: 0=Japan, 1=US, 2=Europe, 3=merged with Japan PI, 4=merged with U.S. PI, 5=calibration. The last 3 digits are sequentially numbered and set by individual sites accepting proposals.

Abstract
This paramater contains the abstract submitted at the time of the proposal.

Subject_Category
The subject category of the proposal. The following are the possible subject categories: non-pointing data; calibration; galactic point sources; galactic diffuse emission; extragalactic compact sources; extragalatic diffuse sources; Gamma-ray bursts and other non-proposed TOOs.

Category_Code
Each proposal category is assigned a code, as follows: 0=non-pointing data; 1=calibration; 4=galactic point sources; 5=galactic diffuse emission; 7=extragalactic compact sources; 8=extragalatic diffuse sources; 9=Gamma-ray bursts and other non-proposed TOOs.

Priority
The priority of the proposal. The priority values are A, B or C.

PI_LName
The last name of the proposal's Principal Investigator. This is set to 'SWG' for observation taken during the SWG timeframe.

PI_FName
The first name of the proposal's Principal Investigator.

CoPI_LName
The last name of the proposal's Co-Principal Investigator. The Co-Principal Investigator is only specified for merged US-Japan and Japan-US proposals.

CoPI_FName
The first name of the proposal's Co-Principal Investigator.

Country
The country of the proposal's Principal Investigator. This is a string with the following possible values: USA (PI from U.S.), JAP (PI from Japan), EUR (PI from Europe), JUS (merged proposal: PI from Japan, Co-PI from USA), USJ (merged proposal: PI from US, Co-PI from Japan). In addition the string 'JAPAN' is also assigned to calibration observations.

Cycle
The cycle number of the proposal. This is a numeric value, e.g., 1 identifies AO1. The value of 0 is assigned to the SWG time.

Obs_Type
The type of observation. The strings are : SWG, AOn, SWG-TOO, AOn-TOO and TOO. The value TOO is assigned to targets of opportunity not requested during the normal proposal cycle. SWG-TOO and AOn-TOO are assigned when the TOO is requested during the proposal cycle or the SWG time. SWG and AOn are assigned for normal observations.

Title
The title of the proposal that originated the observation.

Aimpoint
The Suzaku nominal pointing. The values "XIS" or "HXD" indicate whether the source location was at the maximum efficency for the XIS or HXD instruments. The value of "SPE" is given when the observation is made with the offset respect to the "XIS" or "HXD" aimpoints.

Injection
This is a flag which identifies whether or not the observation was carried out with charge injection in the XIS.


Contact Person

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Page Author: Browse Software Development Team
Last Modified: 25-Aug-2009