For each observation listed in this database table, the instrument used, processing site, and coordinates of the field center are given, as well as the ROSAT observation request number (ROR), actual exposure time, date the observation took place, and more.
For details about the ROSAT instruments, consult the ROSAT Mission Description (NASA Research Announcement for ROSAT, Appendix F and its addendum) and the ROSAT GSFC GOF website at http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/rosat/rosgof.html for more information. For more information about the ROSAT All Sky Survey, see the ROSAT All Sky Survey page at http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/cgi-bin/rosat/rosat-survey.
CONTENTS List of files archived with a given observation BASIC Events and good times in FITS format DERIVED Images and derived products in FITS format CALIBRATION Calibration-related products in FITS format ANCILLARY Orbit and housekeeping data in FITS format ASCII Text output POSTSCRIPT PostScript images and plots wrapped in FITS format for transportability GIF IMAGES Images in GIF format
ROSAT All Sky Survey data are archived in FITS as REV2 datasets in the ROSAT Rationalized Data File (RDF) format.
Data Type Description for PSPC RDF Data (Rev2, both MPE and GSFC processings): CONTENTS public contents file rs923456n00.public_contents ASCII BASIC photon list rs923456n00_bas.fits FITS uncorrected events rs923456n00_raw.fits FITS DERIVED qualified source rs923456n00_qsrc.fits FITS broad-band image rs923456n00_im1.fits FITS hard-band image rs923456n00_im2.fits FITS soft-band image rs923456n00_im3.fits FITS broad-band bkg image rs923456n00_bk1.fits FITS hard-band bkg image rs923456n00_bk2.fits FITS soft-band bkg image rs923456n00_bk3.fits FITS energy-coded image rs923456n00_ime.fits FITS exposure map rs923456n00_mex.fits FITS lightcurve file rs923456n00_ltc.fits FITS ANCILLARY orbit,pointing info rs923456n00_anc.fits FITS processing history info rs923456n00_his.fits FITS POSTSCRIPT FITS-wrapped PostScript rs923456n00_prt.fits FITS GIF broad-band image rs923456n00_im1.gif GIF hard-band image rs923456n00_im2.gif GIF soft-band image rs923456n00_im3.gif GIF energy-coded image rs923456n00_ime.gif GIF
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