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The purpose of this Guide is to provide a simple walk-through of basic data extraction and analysis tasks for XMM-Newton data using SAS as available through the Hera facility at HEASARC. As with the original XMM-Newton ABC Guide, we have tried to balance providing enough information to give the user a useful introduction to a variety of analysis tasks with not providing too much information and thus overwhelming the user. This document is not intended to supercede the SAS Handbook, which is the highest authority for the use of SAS. Rather, this is meant as a general guide and introduction.

Chapters 7, 8, and 9 discuss the analysis of EPIC, RGS, and OM data respectively.


Lynne Valencic 2011-07-26