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General structure

General structure of edetect_stack, starting from event lists, attitude information and ODF summary files:

Each input image is combined with its respective background image, exposure map, and detection mask. Within a cut-out radius about each tentative detection, the appropriate PSFs are chosen for all valid images, as illustrated in Fig. 1, and source position, counts, and extent are fit simultaneously.

Figure 1: Combining the PSFs of different instruments and observations (offset angles) within the source cut-out radius.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2023-04-16