BeppoSAX AO3 - INFORMATION
The third BeppoSAX Announcement of Opportunity
(AO3) has been released on Dec. 8, 1998.
This AO is dedicated to the Core Program and to the Guest Observers Program
and covers the period 1st March 1999-28th February 2000.
The Deadline for CP & GOP is February 1, 1999
The complete AO3 documentation (
SAX Observer Handbook) is available from our anonymous FTP account of
www.sdc.asi.it in directory pub/sax/doc.
Proposers should carefully read the AO3
announcement and 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
www.sdc.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
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.
Examples for simulating spectra using the command-driven version
of XSPEC are available
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.
Last update: December 4, 1998