The ROSAT Sub-package of FTOOLS


The ROSAT sub-package of FTOOLS contains tasks specific to the ROSAT mission.

The following ROSAT tasks were released in the latest public distribution of the HEASARC's FTOOLS package. Each task is hyperlinked to the help file distributed with the task. The same information can be obtained while running FTOOLS by typing the command fhelp {taskname}.

If you require further, or more detailed information on the ROSAT sub-package of FTOOLS, contact

rosathelp@athena.gsfc.nasa.gov


ROSAT Tasks

abc
Apply Barycentric Corrections to ROSAT event data
ao
Evaluates the geometrical variation of the scattered solar X-ray background
bct
Produce a Barycenter Correction Table from ROSAT orbit data
calcbgdcor
Calculates the correction for background calculation of source spectrum
castpart
Cast model particle background counts in sky coordinates
detect
detects sources from an image file
extpha
Extracts source spectrum files from PSPC _src files
fixrev0pha
Changes the CDELT1 and CDELT2 keywords in a ROSAT PHA file
gevt2rdf
Converts a German _events dataset to RDF _bas format
hiback
Creates _qsrc file from _src file
hriaspcor
Use Morse's method to correct aspect errors
hriexpmap
Creates exposure map for given ROSAT HRI observational dataset
hrifilt
Creates a ROSAT HRI makefilter file
hrirpsf
Calculates theoretical HRI PSF
img2us
Converts from German Image file format to US RFITS format
lte
Evaluates the polynomial fit made by RATEFIT routine
mkqsrc
Adds extra fields for quality screening to ROSAT source file
mk_allevt
Combines standard & rejected events tables of an RDF file
pcarf
Generates a ROSAT PSPC ARF for an input PHA file
pcbgdcor
performs background calc. for ROSAT [runs pcparpha, pcarf,fixregion,calcbgdcor)
pcecor
Corrects PI channel in Events file
pcexpmap
Creates exposure map for ROSAT PSPC observation
pcfilt
Creates a ROSAT PSPC makefilter file
pcparpha
Generates a background PHA spectrum for ROSAT PSPC
pcpicor
Corrects PI channel in PSPC events file
pcrpsf
Calculates a theoretical radial PSF for the ROSAT PSPC
pcsasscor
Corrects PI channel for SASS spatial gain error in events file
pctcor
Applies temporal correction to PI data in PSPC events file
rate
Creates light curves binned on 30-s intervals for the seven bands
ratefit
Fits PSPC light curves in seven broad pulse-height bands
rosbary
Perform barycentric correction for ROSAT. (Runs abc & bct)
roscc2utc
converts spacecraft time to utc with MJD,yyyy-mm-dd:hr:min:sec
src2pha
Creates a PHA file from specified extensions in an RDF src file
srcdetect
Source detection which runs xselect and then detect
tilt
Evaluates the nominal scattered solar X-ray background

FTOOLS HELP DESK

If FTOOLS has been useful in your research, please reference this website (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools/) and the following:

Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.

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