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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #322: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #198


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #198    ---    9-May-2017


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- XSAv9.4 release including on-the-fly data processing

XSAv9.4 release including on-the-fly data processing

A new version of the XMM-Newton Science Archive, XSAv9.4, is available at


This  release includes,  among  other improvements,  the possibility  to
perform on-the-fly data processing with SAS through the Remote Interface
for Science  Analysis (RISA) server.   It enables scientists  to analyse
data without any download and installation of data and software.

The analysis  options presently available include  extraction of spectra
and  light   curves  of  user-defined  EPIC  source   regions  and  full
reprocessing of data for which currently archived pipeline products were
processed  with old SAS  versions or  calibration files.  Scientists are
reminded that the current pipeline is fully aligned with the most recent
SAS and calibration, while the last full reprocessing of the archive was
performed in 2013.

The  on-the-fly data  processing  functionality in  this  release is  an
experimental version and we invite the community to test and let us know
their results. We will make every effort to fix any encountered problem,
but cannot promise our usual response time. Known issues and workarounds
are described and will be updated  in the 'Watchouts' section of the XSA
web page above. Feedback on how this functionality should evolve will be
highly appreciated  and can be  provided via the XMM-Newton  Helpdesk or
the Users' Group.

Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC

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