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arfgen (arfgen-1.104) [xmmsas_20230412_1735-21.0.0]

Source Position

This task needs as input, in addition to the spectrum and detector map, the position of the source in question. This is currently used to determine the effective area (5.1), to calculate the encircled energy correction (5.5), to compute bounds for the flat and psf-type internal detector maps, and to construct the psf detector map distribution.

The task gets this information from one of two sources: from the centre of the source region in the input spectrum (if the parameter withsourcepos$=$false), or explicitly from the user (withsourcepos$=$true).

If the latter, the user can choose to specify the position in one of four coordinate systems: EQPOS, POS, TEL and DET. The coordinate system is specified through the parameter sourcecoords. The actual coordinates of the source can be input though the parameters sourcex and sourcey. These parameters are essential for complex regions, such as an included circle with several excluded circles, as in these cases the task can not work out the real source centre unaided.


XMM-Newton SOC -- 2023-04-16