ROSAT Guest Observer Facility

How can I look at the satellite "housekeeping" information?


The housekeeping data is in FITS format. The user can examine and plot these files easily using FTOOLS. See ROSAT Status Report #74 for details about where to obtain the FTOOLS release.

The GSFC GOF has routines for IDL that read the files and plot them directly. See the .txt files in directory idl:[lib.rosat.doc] (HEASRC Vax cluster) or rosat/software/idl ( for details about how to obtain these routines.

In IRAF, by reading the housekeeping information with the STSDAS table FITS reader (STSDAS.FITSIO.strfits), the user will get table files that can be plotted with the STSDAS.STPLOT.sgraph task.

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