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Paper: The {ROSAT} RESULTS ARCHIVE: Tools and Methods
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 314
Authors: Corcoran, M. F.; Harris, D. E.; Brunner, H. E.; Englhauser, J. K.; Voges, W. H.; Boller, T. H.; Watson, M. G.; Pye, J. P.
Abstract: The ROSAT Results Archive ({RRA}) is a publicly accessible collection of source lists, images, spectra, lightcurves and counting rates derived from pointed-phase observations of the ROSAT X-ray satellite observatory. The {RRA} contains X-ray source data from both the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC) and the ROSAT High Resolution Imager (HRI) instruments, using only data processed with the current (REV2) version of the processing system to ensure data uniformity and accuracy. Each detected source is visually inspected and possible problems are flagged. In this paper we describe the methods used to screen the data products and the GUI-based tools used to screen and access the data.
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