XMM-Newton Science Analysis System: User Guide


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4.7.4 Image generation with the images script

The images script is a tool designed to create attractive XMM-Newton images. images is a bash shell script designed to reduce and combine data from the XMM-Newton EPIC pn and MOS cameras to produce X-ray images in several energy bands. OM data processing is also performed if required. The script performs several corrections to the data including, filtering for periods of high background, removal of bad pixels and columns (from calibration files and user-specified), smoothing, exposure correction, and merging of pn and MOS data. The script, along with information on how to use it, can be found at:

http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/gallery/utils/images.shtml



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