The DXS archive at the HEASARC includes only the
level 1 data. No other data from the DXS experiment is presently available
from the HEASARC.
Level 1 Data
Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer
DXS level 1 data : These data were created in FITS format
at the University of Wisconsin and copies of the files were given to the
HEASARC. The data are available from the
HEASARC FTP area .
The data files are organized by orbits (91 orbits). For each orbit
there are 10 files containing science and housekeeping information.
The HEASARC presently does not have specific software to create high level
(e.g. spectra or response matrices), or any documentation on the
data file content. Questions about the usage of DXS data should be
addressed to the PI, Dr. Wilt Sanders (University of Wisconsin).
FTOOLS package, provides a suite of programs that
can be used to view the file content and manipulate the data.
Particularly useful are the fplot (to plot the data), fdump (to view the
data file content), and fstatistic (to compute standard statistical
values on a column) functions.