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Missing offset maps in ODF or SDF

Sometimes offset maps are not available within the ODF/SDF – they may be been dumped instead in the observation before or after the one to be processed, with different ObsID. A work-around is implemented for epreject via an ASCII list of corresponding offset maps outside the ODF/SDF.

This is controlled via the parameter withoffsetlist (default “N”) that takes precedence over parameter withoffsetmap if set to “Y”: it opens the file specified in parameter odilist and reads the ODI name to be used from there. The input list is an ASCII with 2-digit CCD number followed by a blank and then the path to the offset map for that CCD (there can be more than one offset map in that file so that the input file can be used for the whole observation processing in epchain; only the first entry for a particular CCD is used; the order does not matter).

An example input file (you may call it 2462_9246200004_PNS00300ODI.ASC) useful for slew 9246200004 is listed below:

01 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40101ODI.FIT
02 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40102ODI.FIT
03 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40103ODI.FIT
04 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40104ODI.FIT
05 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40105ODI.FIT
06 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40106ODI.FIT
07 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40107ODI.FIT
08 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40108ODI.FIT
09 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40109ODI.FIT
10 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40110ODI.FIT
11 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40111ODI.FIT
12 /xmm/public/data/2462/0723780401/2462_0723780401_PNU40112ODI.FIT

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30