The HEASARC Cookbook is under construction. Please
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HEASARC Cookbook(version 0.9)
The cookbook is divided into two main sections,
What data are available at the HEASARC?
Which X-ray satellites have looked at my favorite source?
Which satellite can do the science I'm interested in?
How do I download data from the HEASARC?
Can I look at standard data products or quick-look data products for the observation I'm interested in without downloading the data and analysis tools?
How do I decrypt data found in the HEASARC archive?
Where can I find out about the basics of X-ray astronomy?
What format are HEASARC data files in?
What software will I need to do my data analysis?
How do I get started in X-ray or gamma-ray data analysis?
How to I extract a spectrum and analyze it?
How to I extract a light curve and analyze it?
How to I extract an image and analyze it?
How do I do anything with these "event lists"?
How do I convert X-ray flux/energy/etc. units to those used in my field?
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