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                           RELEASE NOTES FOR HEASOFT 6.0.6
                                   May 16, 2006
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    The HEASoft 6.0.6 release is primarily driven by the release of the Suzaku
    software version 1.0, but also includes updates to the ASCA task 'cleansis'
    which is used in the Suzaku data processing.
    
    As for previous HEASOFT releases, configuration-related changes thoughout
    the package means that users who already have HEASoft v6.0.X installed will
    need to completely replace their software installation; there is no clean
    way to simply overlay this new release or to update an existing installation.
    
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                                      ASCA
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    cleansis:
    
     - Fixed so that looks for the EVENTS extension and doesn't just use the
       first extension.
    
     - Allow non-square chips by setting the internal image arrays to the maximum
       of the RAWXCOL and RAWYCOL sizes.
    
    
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                                      SUZAKU
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    Suzaku software v 1.0:
    
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    HXD specific tools
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    hxdarfgen 
       Generate the HXD arf files of PINs
    
    hxdbsttime
       Fill the BST_FRZD_TM keyword in the header of the BURST FITS
    
    hxdgrade 
       Fill the GRADE column for the WELL FITS
    
    hxdmkwamgainhist 
       Produce a gain history file for the TRANSIENT FITS
    
    hxdpi 
       Fill the HXD PI columns for the WELL FITS
    
    hxdscltime 
       Fill the TIME column for the WELL FITS (using SCLTIME and TI)
    
    hxdtime 
       Fill the TIME column for the WELL FITS (using WELTIME and TI)
    
    hxdwamgrade 
       Fill the GRADE column for the TRN FITS
    
    hxdwampi  
       Make gain correction for the TRANSIENT FITS
    
    hxdwamtime 
       Fill the TIME column for the TRANSIENT FITS
    
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    XIS specific tools
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    xiscoord
      Calculate the ACT, DEC, FOC and sky X/Y for XIS event files.
    
    xispi 
      Calculate the XIS PI and grade values from PHAS.
    
    xisputpixelquality
       Put pixel quality code (PIXEL_QUALITY or STATUS) for each XIS event.
    
    xistime
       Time assignment for Burst mode, P-sum mode or WIndow Option.
    
    xisucode
       Assign the micro-code related keywords.   
        
    
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    General  tools
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    aeaspect 
       Calculate mean satellite Euler angles for Suzaku.
    
    aecoordcalc 
       Coordinates Calculator for Suzaku.
    
    aemkehk
       Create an extended HK file from attitude and orbit files.
    
    aetimecalc 
       Mission Time Calculator for Suzaku.
    
    gtisynch 
       Modifies/adjusts GTI START and END time stamps depending upon 
       the values of the time frames in the input event file(s).
    
    mkphlist 
       Photon list generator
    
    suzakuversion
       Report version string for headas/suzaku package.
    
    

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