Most of the ROSAT mission documentation is now available on the World Wide Web. A useful starting point for ROSAT information is the ROSAT Guest Observer Facility (GOF) page http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/rosat/rosgof.html
The ROSAT pages are continually updated, and comments or suggestions are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the Feedback button found on many of the pages. Some of the most useful documents available from that page include:
- The ROSAT Users Handbook
This provides a complete description of the ROSAT instruments and satellite along with details of the mission history and instrument calibration.
- Software Users Guides
Both the "ROSAT Analysis Using XSELECT and FTOOLS" and the PROS Users Guide are available via links from the GOF page. There are also links to the ftp areas containing software and installation instructions.
- The Announcement of Opportunity
The "ROSAT Timeline and Proposal Information" section contains information on how to prepare your ROSAT observing proposal; the updated "HRI Report"; statistical information on previous proposal rounds and links to proposal preparation and submission software: RPS; COCO; VIEWING (see Legacy 3, 21) and PIMMS.
- The complete set of electronic status reports.
- "Frequently Asked Questions" (and answers)
- Details on how to arrange a visit to the GSFC Guest Observer Facility
The GSFC ROSAT GOF page also includes links to the ROSAT pages at CfA, MPE and the University of Leicester.
Please use the Feedback link if you have questions on ROSAT.