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arfgen (arfgen-1.102) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]


Output Files

  1. An OGIP-compliant Ancillary Response File, as defined in [3].

    This contains a table labelled ARF, that in turn contains:

    and the following attributes:

  2. A intermediate and temporary dataset containing the input detector map in pixel list form. used as input to attcalc to compute the detector-sky coordinate conversion.

    This contains a table labelled EVENTS, which in turn contains:

    and the following attributes:

  3. A version of the input detector map, in pixel list form, filtered using the DSS information stored in the spectrum dataset. This is written out as a permanent dataset with a name corresponding to filteredset if withfilteredset is set to true.

    This contains a table labelled EVENTS, which in turn contains:

    and the following attributes:

  4. Miscellaneous temporary files

    Temporary files are used to store data used to calculate the effect of bad pixels and chip gaps on the final ARF. These have unique filenames of the form

    where XXXXXX is a random alphanumeric 6 character string. These will be removed automatically on successful program termination unless the parameter withfilteredset is set to true.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30