15 July 2016 Astro-H data analysis, processing and archive
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Astro-H (Hitomi) is an X-ray/Gamma-ray mission led by Japan with international participation, launched on February 17, 2016. The payload consists of four different instruments (SXS, SXI, HXI and SGD) that operate simultaneously to cover the energy range from 0.3 keV up to 600 keV. This paper presents the analysis software and the data processing pipeline created to calibrate and analyze the Hitomi science data along with the plan for the archive and user support. These activities have been a collaborative effort shared between scientists and software engineers working in several institutes in Japan and USA.
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Lorella Angelini, Yukitatsu Terada, Michael Loewenstein, Eric D. Miller, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Tahir Yaqoob, Hans Krimm, Ilana Harrus, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Masayoshi Nobukawa, Makoto Sawada, Michael Witthoeft, Kristin Rutkowski, Andrew Sargent, Robert S. Hill, Michael Dutka, Joseph Eggen, "Astro-H data analysis, processing and archive", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990514 (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234429; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234429
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