XMM-Newton Science Analysis System: User Guide


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2.1 XMM-Newton data files

The full set of XMM-Newton data files, corresponding to a given XMM-Newton observation, is basically composed of:

Both sets of data can be retrieved from the XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) [4].

In addition, and in order to carry out the analysis of the data, a set of what are known as Current Calibration Files (CCF) is necessary. These CCFs are available from the XMM-Newton web server at:

http://xmm2.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_sw_cal/calib/rel_notes/index.shtml

The XMM-Newton ODFs and CCFs are compliant with the Flexible Image Transport (FITS) standard. A detailed description of their format, structure, naming convention and contents is provided in the XMM-Newton Data File Handbook [26] and the documentation of the XMM-Newton Current Calibration Files [27].


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