CXO Project Science:
AXAF underwent an extensive calibration at Marshall's X-Ray Calibration
beginning in the Fall of 1996 and completing in the summer of 1997. An
overview of the calibration
from the Project Science perspective, as reported to the latest Independent Annual Review, is available as well as our
latest contribution to SPIE (30 MB, postscript)
on the subject.
Individual Science Instrument, Grating, and Telescope Scientist teams, including Mission Support and Project Science, are completing Interim Reports.
Also available are the Preliminary Reports
from October 1997. As this is an effort involving many people in many places, the
Calibration Analysis Team
was created as a forum to discuss analysis issues and to communicate among all the participants.
Links to other team member calibration pages are given below.
In addition to current events, numerous pre-calibration reports and reviews are also documented below.
Announcements & Recent Calibration Analysis Team (CAT) Communications
NOTE: As of July 1998, the Calibration Analysis Team does not formally meet.
Calibration Meetings and Schedules
Calibration Information Exchange & Data Products
The Calibration Interim Reports in postscript, zip'd, or gzip'd formats via anonymous ftp:
HRC (3Mb,gzip'd) |
HRC (3Mb,zip'd) |
HETG (5Mb,gzip'd) |
Proj.Sci. (2Mb,gzip'd) |
Links to other Interim Reports:
ACIS (PSU) |
The Calibration Preliminary Reports (Oct 1997) in gzip'd postscript via anonymous ftp:
HRC (intro) |
HRC (UV-Ion shield) |
LETG (Part1) |
LETG (Part2) |
MST (1up) |
MST (2up) |
AXAF CAT Links (verified 15 Mar 2000):
ACIS (MIT) |
ACIS (PSU) |
HRC (SAO) |
HETG (MIT) |
LETG (MPE) |
MST (SAO) |
TS (SAO) |
PS (MSFC) |
ASC Cal (SAO) |
Pre-Calibration Reports & Reviews
Go to AXAF Project Science Page or to
X-ray Astronomy at MSFC