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eslewchain (eslewchain-1.20) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]


The aim of eslewchain is to produce scientifically useful products from an XMM-Newton slew. It is designed to work with data from the EPIC-pn camera.

eslewchain takes as input a slew event file and associated attitude files and produces a series of images and exposure maps. The task divides the event set into chunks of 45 seconds duration (roughly 1 degree long in the direction of the slew motion). These mini event files are then attitude corrected to project them onto the local tangential plane and used to create the products. Data products are produced in a number of photon energy bands

1 = 0.2–0.5 keV
2 = 0.5–1.0 keV
3 = 1.0–2.0 keV
6 = 0.2-2.0 keV
7 = 2.0–12.0 keV
8 = 0.2-12.0 keV

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30