BeppoSAX AO5 - INFORMATION
The fifth BeppoSAX announcement of opportunity - AO5 has been issued
on April 20 2001.
The deadline for proposal submission is May 21 2001.
Proposers should carefully read the AO5
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)
are also located in the pub/sax/cal/responses/98_11 and pub/sax/cal/responses/99_12
and background files
for the four NFI in pub/sax/cal/bgd/98_11 and pub/sax/cal/bgd/99_12 portions of the
sax.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.