HaloSat Data Analysis

This page contains links to documents and information on the HaloSat software necessary to calibrate and analyse the HaloSat data. The HaloSat archival data may be analyzed with the HEASoft software package (starting from version 6.27, Mar 26, 2020) and the calibration files distributed with CALDB.

Documents Release Date Description
Analysis Guide 2023-05-01 General description of data, pipeline, and data analysis
Instrument Background 2023-05-01 Note on "Modeling the instrumnetal background in HaloSat"
HaloSat Reprocessing 2023-05-01 Note on "HaloSat data reprocessing and calibration updates"

The document on the HaloSat Response Matrix Modifications, released on 2022-02-14, described the gain and edge corrections to apply to the data as results of the In-flight Calibration. These corrections have been incorporated with the data reprocessing and new arf both released on May 1, 2023.

If you need help, with the HaloSat data analysis please send your queries to the help desk of HEASARC or FTOOLS .