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Quick Guide to the ROSAT Archive

Mike Corcoran

ROSAT GOF


1) Lists of Archived Datasets

a) Use anonymous ftp from legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.8.233). Change directory to rosat/doc/archive and download the following ASCII text lists:

hpublic_data.date - HRI public data sorted by date
hpublic_data.seq - HRI public data sorted by sequence #
hpublic_data.pos - HRI public data sorted by position
ppublic_data.date - PSPC public data sorted by date
ppublic_data.seq - PSPC public data sorted by sequence #
ppublic_data.pos - PSPC public data sorted by position

b) Use the HEASARC BROWSE interface. To do this:

i. >http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/

f) Use anonymous ftp: connect to ndadsa.gsfc.nasa.gov (128.183.36.17) and cd to anon_dir:[data_dist.rosat] and get the data (set file type to binary for the FITS format files)

3) For More Information

a) Use anonymous ftp: connect to legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov, cd to rosat/doc/archive and download archive_intro.txt (text version) or archive_intro.ps (postscript version)

b) Report problems or questions via e-mail Dr. Mike Corcoran at HEASRC::CORCORAN or corcoran@heasrc.gsfc.nasa.gov


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