TGCat : THE CHANDRA TRANSMISSION GRATING DATA CATALOG AND ARCHIVE
Author(s)Huenemoerder, David P.; Mitschang, Arik W.; Dewey, Dan; Nowak, Michael A.; Schulz, Norbert S.; Nichols, Joy S.; Davis, John E.; Houck, John C.; Noble, Michael S.; Morgan, Douglas L.; Canizares, Claude R.; Marshall, Herman Lee; ... Show more Show less
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The Chandra Transmission Grating Data Archive and Catalog (TGCat) provides easy access to analysis-ready products, specifically, high-resolution X-ray count spectra and their corresponding calibrations. The web interface makes it easy to find observations of a particular object, type of object, or type of observation; to quickly assess the quality and potential usefulness of the spectra from pre-computed summary plots; or to customize a view with an interactive plotter, optionally combining spectra over multiple orders or observations. Data and responses can be downloaded as a package or as individual files, and the query results themselves can be retrieved as ASCII or Virtual Observatory tables. Portable reprocessing scripts used to create the archive and which use the Chandra X-ray Center's (CXC's) software and other publicly available software are also available, facilitating standard or customized reprocessing from Level 1 CXC archival data to spectra and responses with minimal user interaction.
DepartmentKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
The Astronomical Journal
Huenemoerder, David P., Arik Mitschang, Daniel Dewey, Michael A. Nowak, Norbert S. Schulz, Joy S. Nichols, John E. Davis, et al. “TGCat : THE CHANDRA TRANSMISSION GRATING DATA CATALOG AND ARCHIVE.” The Astronomical Journal 141, no. 4 (March 8, 2011): 129. © 2011 The American Astronomical Society
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