Processing XRCF ACIS Data

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PSU FITS Files

PSU provided data sets separated to TRW_ID and processed into FITS files with roughly Level 0 values. See the "Telemetry Data" link at PSU's XRCF web page

dd's Processing of these files

These PSU FITS files were processed by psu_view.pro to produce IDL save files containing Level_1-like quantities (DETX, DETY, ENERGY, GRADE, FLTGRADE). Further details are in the header of psu_view.pro.

MARX Simulations of the Measurements

MARX simulations of the XRCF data are carried out using xrcf_sim.pro and marx_compare.pro .

Energy-color-coded Images

All of this benefits from color-coding events by their (ACIS derived) energies. The small event scatter plots in the web table are created in psu_view.pro and use a red to blue mapping to color code the events by their ACIS energy (dd_load_ct.pro). The larger color-coded images (data and simulation) are created using xye_image.pro (with lots of thanks to Dave H.). Because of ACIS's energy resolution color-coded intensity images are useful!