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SAS Threads


Common Threads

Starting the SAS
- SAS start-up command line  
All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Guidelines for scientific analysis
- Spectral analysis with XSPEC command line  
- Timing analysis with XRONOS command line  

EPIC related Threads

All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Step-by-Step
Event list generation:
- How to reprocess ODFs to generate calibrated and concatenated EPIC event lists command line  
Filtering against high background:
- How to filter EPIC event lists for flaring particle background command line & GUI version
Light curve generation:
- Extraction of a light curve for a point-like source (EPIC and RGS) command line GUI version
Spectrum extraction:
- Extraction of MOS spectra from point-like sources command line GUI version
- Extraction of MOS spectra from point-like sources taken in timing mode command line  
- Extraction of pn spectra from point-like sources command line GUI version
- Extraction of pn spectra from point-like sources taken in timing mode command line  
- Extraction of spectra in a few clicks: especget   GUI version
- Combining the spectra of the 3 EPIC cameras command line  
- Overlapping EPIC data treatment: multixmmselect   GUI version
Point Spread Function (PSF) generation:
- 2-D PSF à la carte command line  
More complex analysis for bright or extended sources
- Dealing with EPIC Out-of-Time (OoT) events command line  
- How to evaluate the pile-up fraction in an EPIC source command line  
ESAS:
- Creation of EPIC background subtracted, exposure corrected images command line  
- Creation of EPIC merged background subtracted and exposure corrected images command line  
- Creation of EPIC spectral analysis files for a cluster radial profile command line  
The "images" Script:
- A shell script to create attractive EPIC-pn & MOS combined images dedicated Web page
Source detection
- EPIC source finding thread in one go: edetect_chain command line  
- EPIC source finding thread: step-by-step command line  
- EPIC source finding in overlapping exposures command line  
Slew data processing
- How to process EPIC slew data command line  

RGS related Threads

All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Step-by-Step
- How to reduce RGS data and extract spectra of point-like sources command line  
- rgsproc, coordinates and masks command line  
Light curve generation:
- Extraction of a light curve for a point-like source (EPIC and RGS) command line GUI version
More complex analysis for the very bright sources
- Pile-up in the RGS: how to prevent it, evaluate its existence and make corrections command line  

OM related Threads

All in one go: from raw data (ODF) to science products
- Analysis chain for point-like sources: xmmextractor command line  
Step-by-Step
- OM image mode data processing chain processing chain command line
- OM fast mode data processing chain processing chain command line
- OM Grism processing chain processing chain command line
- Interactive OM photometry command line  

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