Friday, October 23, 2009

WebSpec diagonal response

In answer to a request from Andy Lawrence I've added a unit diagonal response option to WebSpec. It appears at the bottom of the Mission/Instrument menu.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

bug in addascaspec

The addascaspec perl script in HEAsoft v6.7 does not run. A fixed version is available through the HEAsoft bugs page. Note that addascaspec can be used for spectra from missions other than ASCA.

definition of cemekl model

Paul Nulsen points out that the help for the cemekl (and cevmkl) model is misleading. The actual differential emission measure equation is dEM = (T/T_{max})^{alpha-1} dT/T_{max}. The documentation will be changed to match this.

patches for xspec v12.5.1

Patches 12.5.1a - k are available at the usual place. The most important are 12.5.1c and e which add the Solar abundances from Asplund et al. (2009) to the options and 12.5.1i which modifies the way the recorn model works (following comments from Rick Rothschild).