SAS V5.1 Scientific Validation
This page contains the
Scientific Validation Report for SAS V5.1 (.ps.gz) as well as the data
use for this validation.
The SAS Science Validation (SV) is an intrinsically open process, mainly
driven by the need of the SAS user community. If you have any
questions on the results reported in the science validation
or if you would like to suggest possible additional tests (or the
results of tests you have performed), do not hesitate to
contact the XMM-Newton helpdesk.
Previous Scientific Validation (SAS V5.0)
The SAS V5.0 Scientific Validation Page can be found here.
Two documents have been updated w.r.t. the documents available in the SV V5.0 page. These updated documents are:
The following datasets have been used for the Scientific Validation of SAS V5.1. The number of datasets
available has significantly improved (8) with respect to the previous
SV set (V5.0) showing an improved
performance of the SAS release.
The data information is provided in line with the Public PV data using a condensed table with
the most relevant information on the datasets and links to the specific files (ODFs) or directories
Data can be downloaded from the provided links in each Observation's section or
directly accessing the anonymous
XMM-Newton ftp site.
The data are wrapped as:
A complete list of all SV2 data files along with their sizes can be retreived
in this README file.
- ODFs: tar.gz of all the ODF constituents. After decompresion and
untar all ODF constituent files are already available as individual files.
Data in this final form is suited for SAS processing.
Note: The average size of an ODF (tar.gz) is ~150 Mbytes and
usually range between 100 and 250 Mbytes.
- Pipeline Products: Each Product Group is available separately as a
.TAR file. Each one of these .TAR files contains a full Product Group
with the constituent data mostly as compressed (.FTZ) files. In addition,
each Pipeline Product contains an .ASC file providing a top level
description of the Observation.
Please consider the possibility of using a recovery/recursive download utility
(e.g.: wget, available and described at the
gnu web site)
if your link has problems with the big files.
|| Lockman Hole
|| AB Dor
|| BPM 16274
|| Mkn 421
||XMM-Newton Revolution in which the observation took place
(with a hyperlink to a detailed view of the planned full revolution).
|| Target Name (as input by the proposer).
|| Target's Right Ascension (as input by the proposer).
|| Target's Declination (as input by the proposer).
|| Scheduled UT for the Start of the Observation.
|| Scheduled UT for the End of the Observation.
|| Planned duration for the observation. This is the
planned on target time and includes the time required for instrument
setup; which means the actual 'science' time available will be lower.
|| Observation identifier (left 6 chars are the Proposal id).
This field contains a hyperlink to the most detailed observation
|| Primary Instrument.
|| Links to the data.