Zeroth-order 1D FWHM vs Time, July 6, 2004

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The FWHM of the 1D projection of the zeroth-order "trailed image" (streak) for HETGS observations has been monitored for five years. The width of the PSF can be broader for sources with harder spectra, so filtering on E<2keV or E<3keV has been applied in these cases in more recent analyses. From the plot here it appears the FWHM is very constant and no significant defocus trend is visible.

The 1D FWHM was measured using the "streak" events as described in Measured and Modelled zeroth-order 1D projections.

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Software and Data File
See previous focus trends update for onfo on software; the latest focus_trends.rdb file is available here.

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