Processing XRCF HRC Data

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Getting XRCF HRC Data

The starting point are the ASC created HRC level 1 files available at SAO in directories given by:
/data/prod2/pipe/[date_code]/[trw_id]/i*/*l1/out/*evt.fits

HRC STATUS flags

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The level 1 FITS files were processed by hrc_view.pro to produce IDL save files containing Level_1-like quantities (DETX, DETY, ENERGY, STATUS, TIME), with DETX, DETY in mm, Energy is in "quasi keV", that is PHA of 0-255 has been scaled to 0 to 10 keV.

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

The event color-coding schemes used for ACIS data were directly applied here for the HRC data. The colors have less information however.