BATSEPULSR - CGRO/BATSE Pulsar Observations
TJD = JD - 2,440,000.5 = MJD - 40,000.
and TJD1 and TJD2 represent the start and end TJD times of the observation, respectively. Thus, the BATSE on-board folded light curve for the source Her X-1 for the period from 1991-04-25 (TJD = 08371) to 1991-04-28 (TJD = 08374) are in the file herx-108371_08374ksh3_lad_olc.fits. For some sources, e.g., GRS 0834-43, in place of on-board folded light curve files there are continous light curve files: the BATSE continuous light curve file for this source for the period from 1991-05-04 (TJD = 08380) to 1991-05-07 (TJD = 08383) is named grs083408380_08383cawh3_lad_clc.fits. In the W3Browse version of this database these data products can be directly extracted, but not in the BROWSE version. In the latter case the user must use anonymous FTP or its Web equivalent to extract the files; the above-mentioned 'clc' file can be found via anonymous FTP area in the ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov/compton/data/batse/ area. Further information about these data products should be addressed to the GRO helpdesk via http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/Feedback
The name of the pulsar.
A unique observation ID that identifies each entry that is created with a concatenation of the string 'B.PULSAR_', the name of the target or its first 7 characters (whichever is shorter), the string '.', and the Truncated Julian Date (TJD) [which is equivalent to the Modified Julian Date - 40,000. days, remember] corresponding to the start time of the observing segment. Thus, an observation of the pulsar GRS0834-43 on 1991 May 01 (TJD = 08374) has been given an obsid of 'b.pulsar_grs0834.08374'.
The start time or date of the specified observing segment.
The end time or date of the specified observing segment.
The Right Ascension of the pulsar in the selected equinox.
The Declination of the pulsar in the selected equinox.
The galactic longitude of the pulsar.
The galactic Latitude of the pulsar.