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Mosaiced images

Mosaiced image-files are produced by ommosaic and contain three image extendions:
  1. A count-rate image
  2. An exposure map containing pixel-by-pixel effective exposure times.
  3. A quality array containing position-dependent image quality-flags.

All three images are of equal size, pointing and orientation. In preparation for source-detection, mosaiced images undergo an additional and initial process where the count-rates are multiplied uniformly by the median exposure time across the whole image. This artificial step is performed only to enable accurate source detection and is accounted for during aperture-photometry.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2023-04-16