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Exposure Record Summary File specification from EPIC p-n Configuration Record Home Index

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EPIC MOS Configuration Record

After each exposure record there will be an instrument configuration record. If the exposure record describes an EPIC MOS exposure then the instrument configuration record will be an EPIC MOS Configuration Record. The record will detail the instrument configuration in terms of the instrument programmable parameter values obtained from the proposal information. This is the information contained within the proposal database which defines the exposure.

EPIC MOS Configuration Record

Line Offset Type Description Note
1 0 A22, 58X 'CONFIGURATION EPIC MOS' Note 1
2 0 A4 , 76X No of programmable parameters Note 2
3 0 A80 IPP1 name value comment Note 3
... ... ... ...  
n+2 0 A80 IPPn name value comment Note 3
         

  1. Identifies the record as an EPIC MOS Configuration Record
  2. Identifies the number of lines (number of instrument programmable parameters) to follow
  3. The syntax of these lines should be identical to the syntax of a FITS card image (keyword = value / comment) [3,2]


Exposure Record Summary File specification from EPIC p-n Configuration Record Home Index

XMM-Newton SOC/SSC -- 2004-03-18