ROSAT X-Ray Background Tool (sxrbg)

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sxrbg: ROSAT X-Ray Background Tool

Post by Ada Coda » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:24 pm

sxrbg: ROSAT X-Ray Background Tool

Abstract: The ROSAT X-Ray Background Tool (sxrbg) calculates the average X-ray background count rate and statistical uncertainty in each of the six standard bands of the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (RASS) diffuse background maps (R1, R2, R4, R5, R6, R7) for a specified astronomical position and a search region consisting of either a circle with a specified radius or an annulus with specified inner and outer radii centered on the position. The values returned by the tool are in units of 10^-6 counts/second/arcminute^2. sxrbg can also create a count-rate-based spectrum file which can be used with XSpec (ascl:9910.005) to calculate fluxes and offers support for counts statistics (cstat), an alternative method for generating a background spectrum. HEASoft (ascl:1408.004) is a prerequisite for building. The code is in the public domain.

Credit: Sabol, Edward J.; Snowden, Steven L.

Site: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/T ... /xraybg.pl
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJS..202...14H

Bibcode: 2019ascl.soft04001S

Preferred citation method: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019ascl.soft04001S

ID: ascl:1904.001
Last edited by Ada Coda on Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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