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backscale (backscale-1.6) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]


Algorithm

Create a grid which encompasses the source region
with 
   grid_element_Width = 20 * badpixelresolution

area=0
Loop over each grid element
{
   if (element lies within a CCD) {
      area = area + grid_element_Width * grid_element_Width
   }
}
Loop over each bad pixel
{
   if (bad pixel lies within source region) {
      area = area - bad_pixel_area_in_detector_pixels
   }
}



XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30