HW_Answers_Linux_2 - 1. The EXOSAT mission was developed by...

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1. The EXOSAT mission was developed by the European Space Agency and ran from May 1983 to April 1986. It was equipped with several instruments like a Gas Scintillation Detector, or GS, and a Medium Energy Detector, or ME, to name just a few. The ME suffix is added on to data archives to indicate that this data came from the Medium Energy Detector. 2. The ME system generated lightcurves and spectra converted into FITS format for distributional use. Packed inside are .rsp and .pha files that can make energy spectra, .lc files and also .gifs of plotted curves. Each of observation sessions were made in several energy bands of keV and are marked as A, B, and C, and have time ranges of 1-10 seconds. They have background noise subtracted from them. There are 30 second background-cleaned observations that are marked as D. Finally, there are purely background lightcurves probably for reference as controls that have time ranges of 30 seconds, and are marked as R. The quality
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2009 for the course PHYSICS Astronomy taught by Professor Me during the Spring '09 term at Akademia Ekonomiczna w Krakowie.

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