Information on Accessing the ROSAT Data Archive at GSFC
- Public Data access using BROWSE
- Public data via anonymous ftp from legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov
- Accessing the ROSAT Data Archives at MPE and Leicester
- Historical Notes
- For more Information
Use the HEASARC BROWSE WEB interface BROWSE to BROWSE the ROSPUBLIC database.
To do this:
- connect to the URL http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/W3Browse/w3browse.pl
- click on the ROSAT link
- Select Archival Data (ROSPUBLIC) from the list of ROSAT Catalogs.
- enter the name of the source or its coordinates and submit the search; you can also search on table parameters like exposure time or sequence identification if you desire.
A list of publically available sequences which have been archived in the US Data Archive will be returned. You can then download selected data sets and data products by following the BROWSE instructions.
- rosat/data/pspc/processed_data - public ROSAT datasets by sequence id. Data is divided into subdirectories from 100000 to 900000 based on the sequence id of the data. Thus the dataset rp500065n00, a PSPC pointing at Crab nebula, can be found in rosat/data/pspc/processed_data/500000/rp500065n00
- rosat/data/hri/processed_data - public ROSAT datasets by sequence id. Data is divided into subdirectories from 100000 to 900000 based on the sequence id of the data. Thus the dataset rh400344n00, an HRI pointing at the Vela Pulsar, can be found in rosat/data/hri/processed_data/400000/rh400344n00/
- rosat/doc/archive- archive user guide
- The ROSAT Data Archive at MPE can be accessed online from the MPE ROSAT Science Data Center page, http://www.rosat.mpe-garching.mpg.de.
- The ROSAT Data Archive at Leicester can be accessed online from the UK ROSAT Guest Observer Center page( http://ledas-www.star.le.ac.uk/rosat-goc/index.html).
With the start of REV2 processing, data were produced at the US and German data centers using a common data format, called the "Rationalized Data File" format. The RDF format uses FITS as the basic file structure, while specifying the details using approved multi-mission data structures and keywords. The REV2 data in RDF format represents the final ROSAT archive product. Eventually, all ROSAT data in all ROSAT Data archives will be in RDF format. That is to say, data previously released will be re-processed into the RDF format, and re-released to the archive, and the pre-RDF versions will be removed from the archives.
Page Author: Dr. Mike Corcoran
Last modified 2001-10-25
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