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EPIC p-n Configuration Record

After each exposure record there will be an instrument configuration record. If the exposure record describes an EPIC p-n exposure then the instrument configuration record will be an EPIC p-n Configuration Record. The record will detail the instrument configuration in terms of the instrument programmable parameter values obtained from the proposal information. This is the information contained within the proposal database which defines the exposure.

EPIC p-n Configuration Record

Line Offset Type Description Note
No.
1 0 A21, 59X 'CONFIGURATION EPIC PN' Note 1
2 0 A4 , 76X No of programmable parameters Note 2
3 0 A80 IPP1 name value comment Note 3
... ... ... ...  
m+2 0 A80 IPPm name value comment Note 3
         

  1. Identifies the record as an EPIC p-n Configuration Record.
  2. Identifies the number of lines (number of instrument programmable parameters) to follow
  3. The syntax of these lines should be identical to the syntax of a FITS card image (keyword = value / comment) [3,2]

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-03-17