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rmfgen (rmfgen-2.8.5) [xmmsas_20211130_0941-20.0.0]

Observing mode support

This version of rmfgen supports all commonly used observing modes (Table 1). The mode is obtained from the keyword SUBMODE in the primary header of the input spectrum. If the mode contained in this header is not recognised then the PRIME_FULL_WINDOW mode is used by default. The PN response is different for each observing mode while the MOS response is equal in the window modes but varies due to threshold effects in the Timing and Burst modes.



Table 1: Observing mode support within rmfgen
Camera Observing Mode Support
MOS FullFrame Yes
MOS SmallWindow Yes
MOS LargeWindow Yes
MOS Timing Yes
MOS Burst Yes
PN FullFrame Yes
PN ExtendedFullFrame Yes
PN SmallWindow Yes
PN LargeWindow Yes
PN Timing Yes
PN Burst Yes



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