FTOOLS: The ASCA Sub-package


The ASCA sub-package of FTOOLS contains mission-specific tasks for the ASCA mission.

The following ASCA tasks were released in the latest 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 ASCA sub-package of FTOOLS, go to Feedback and select "ASCA."


ASCA Tasks

add_sis_rmf
Reports percentage of counts in evtfile in each chip
addascaspec
Combine ASCA spectral files
ascaarf
Generates an ASCA ARF file for an input PHA file
ascaeffmap
Generates an ASCA EFF detector image file for an input PHA file
ascaexpo
Generate an exposure map for an ASCA observation
ascalin
Produce the ASCA calibrated science file data products
ascascreen
Cleans raw ASCA science files
ascaray
ASCA mirror ray tracing program
ascatape
Read FITS files off NASA/GSFC/ADF supplied ASCA data distribution tapes.
aspect
Computes the euler angles of the best aspect point
attitude
Compute summary information for an ASCA attitude file
cleansis
Detect anomalous ASCA SIS pixel values and output the cleaned events file with a 'hot pixel' extension appended
corpileup
Apply pileup correction to ASCA data
correctrdd
Apply RDD correction to ASCA SIS FAINT, BRIGHT or BRIGHT2 data
dfe2mkf
Insert output information of FAINTDFE into existing MKF file
faint
Convert ASCA faint mode data to a bright mode format
faintdfe
Calculate the dark frame error for SIS FAINT mode data
fasttime
Corrects SIS FAST mode data times
fastwmap
Add a WMAP to a FAST mode spectral file
ghkcurve
Extract light curve from ASCA GIS housekeeping file
ghkdump
Display GIS housekeeping parameters of the GIS HK file
gisrti
Compute Rise Time Invariant value in GIS PH mode science file
gis3bitfix
Fix science files affected by the GIS3 3 bit LSB error Adapted to Perl from gis3bitfix.e
gqaplot
ASCA GIS quick analysis ftool
ldeadtime
Carry out deadtime correction for FITS light curves
make_ascaray_images
run the ftool "ascaray" sequentially for 300 energies from 0.1 keV to 12 keV.
mkdtime
Calculates the deadtime fractions for the GIS
mkfilter2
Produce an ASCA filter file for XSELECT
mkgisbgd
Create exposure corrected blank sky spectrum and image from point-source removed blank sky event files
offsetcoord
Offset a celestial coordinate pair
sisclean
Plot frequency histogram of an SIS image file and apply an intensity threshold cut
sisgbr
QDP fit branching ratios derived from FITS data
sishist
Frequency histogram of an image created from an SIS event file
sispi
Fills PI column of ASCA SIS event files
sisrmg
Generate SIS instrument response matrix
sqaplot
ASCA SIS quick analysis ftool
temp2gain
Make a GIS gain history file in FITS format from FRF file
timeconv
Convert from satellite to barycentric

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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