Monday, February 26, 2007

chandra response matrix generation in xselect

Updated the perl script xsl_chandra_acis_makeresp to replace old ftools with new heatools and improve the search for the bad pixel file. Outstanding issues are that mkacisrmf doesn't work with old event files (fails to find a relevant CALDB file) presumably because these event files have to be reprocessed in CIAO 3.4; the current advice is to use mkarf for point sources and mkwarf for extended sources - at present we use mkwarf for all sources; there should be a mechanism for the user to give their own bad pixel file.

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