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eimsimprep (eimsim-2.4.2) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]

Input Files

  1. A FITS dataset which acts as a template file to allow first the list of simulated sources and then the simulated EPIC images to be constructed. Its structure is as follows:

  2. Various XMM product files (all these are FITS datasets too) which are again used mainly as templates for the construction of the simulated images. These must be found in a subdirectory whose name is constructed by appending `/' followed by prdssubdir to one of the base directories supplied in the string obsidroots. These files must have the standard XMM product file names. An example set is given in the `cookbook' section near the start of the present document. Note that the 27-character-long filename prefixes contain information as follows:

    These files must obey the following rules:

  3. If bkgstyle=`products', the user should supply, for each observation, instrument, exposure and band, a real-valued image of the expectation value, in average counts per image pixel, of the instrumental background.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30