BeppoSAX AO2 - INFORMATION
The second BeppoSAX Announcement of Opportunity
(AO2) has been released on September 15 1997.
This AO is dedicated to the Core Program and to the Guest Observers Program
and covers the period 1st March 1998-28th February 1999.
AO2 proposals for the Guest Observers Program must be submitted
not later than
January 20 1998
The complete AO2 documentation (
SAX Observer Handbook) is available from our anonymous FTP account of ftp.asdc.asi.it in directory pub/sax/doc.
Proposers should carefully read the technical sections of the
SAX Observer handbook and of the Addendum
Response matrices, effective area files, for all
instruments (LECS, MECS, HPGSPC, PDS and WFC) and background files
for the four NFI are also located in the pub/sax/cal/responses/97_9 and
pub/sax/cal/bgd/97_5 portions of the
ftp.asdc.asi.it anonymous FTP account.
A number of Web tools are available for the simulation of BeppoSAX
data and for the estimation of exposure times etc.
Detailed simulations of of LECS and MECS instruments can be done with the
new version of the
BeppoSAX X-ray event simulator. The simulated data are in FITS/OGIP
format and can be retrieved by the user or can be analyzed on-line with the
tools of the BeppoSAX Interactive Archive. The use of
this tool is particularly recommended for potentially confused fields and
for the simulation of extended targets.
A Web interface to XSPEC will
be available for spectral simulations. This tool has been developed by HEASARC where
the original version
is available for users in the USA.
Count rates can be estimated using a
WWW tool based on the HEASARC PIMMS.
Target visibility can be calculated with this WWW
interface to the program VIEWING.
L.A. Antonelli ,
Last update: September 15 1997