HETGS Line Profiles  

Verification with Real HETG Dataset

 

Verification: Capella HETG/ACIS-S (ObsID: 1103) dataset

Finally we verify the validity of the LSF library with the real science dataset. In this example we use a 43 ksec Calibration/GTO observation of Capella (ObsID 1103) taken with Chandra HETG/ACIS-S.

Similar to the earlier validation, we use isis to perform line profile fitting (using a delta function) here. Since the Capella spectrum exhibits a weak continuum, we add a 1st order polynomial function to adjust the baseline.

Since the plots themselves speak a thousand word, please look at the fitting results shown in the following figures.

Line Profile Fitting

HETG/ACIS-S +1st order spectra:

Fe XVII \bf{\lambda{15.015}}

HEG: Fe XVII
MEG: Fe XVII
Figure 11: Results of line profile fitting at Fe XVII. A delta function (forward-folded with both RMF and ARF) is used to fit the line. The red line shows the best-fit model. The difference \delta\chi is also displayed for your entertainment: (top) HEG; (bottom) MEG.

Mg XII \bf{\lambda{8.421}}

HEG: Mg XII
MEG: Mg XII
Figure 12: The same as for Figure 11.

Si XIII Triplet \bf{\lambda\lambda{6.647, 6.685, 6.740}}

HEG: Si XIII
MEG: Si XIII
Figure 13: The same as for Figure 11.

Fe XVII + Ne X Blend \bf{\lambda\lambda{12.125, 12.136}}

HEG: Fe XVII + Ne X
MEG: Fe XVII + Ne X
Figure 14: The same as for Figure 11.

HETG/ACIS-S -1st order spectra:

Fe XVII \bf{\lambda{15.015}}

HEG: Fe XVII
MEG: Fe XVII
Figure 15: Results of line profile fitting at Fe XVII. A delta function (forward-folded with both RMF and ARF) is used to fit the line. The red line shows the best-fit model. The difference \delta\chi is also displayed for your entertainment: (top) HEG; (bottom) MEG.

Mg XII \bf{\lambda{8.421}}

HEG: Mg XII
MEG: Mg XII
Figure 16: The same as for Figure 11.

Si XIII Triplet \bf{\lambda\lambda{6.647, 6.685, 6.740}}

HEG: Si XIII
MEG: Si XIII
Figure 17: The same as for Figure 11.

Fe XVII + Ne X Blend \bf{\lambda\lambda{12.125, 12.136}}

HEG: Fe XVII + Ne X
MEG: Fe XVII + Ne X
Figure 18: The same as for Figure 11.

These results of line fitting are quite representative of line profile analyses we have performed on other lines in the same dataset. A couple of spot checks on flux estimate also show that the measured fluxes do not depend on a full width that is used to extract line spectra here.

This demonstrates that the new LSF library is valid for extensive spectroscopic analysis.

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This page was last updated Apr 11, 2003 by Bish K. Ishibashi. To comment on it or the material presented here, send email to bish@space.mit.edu.
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