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Last modified: 7 November 2017

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques


Most of the analysis threads are focused on a particular science goal or objective : instrument, grating, point source vs. extended, etc. They present the best path to reduce the data for those specific criteria. However, there are many kinds of analysis techniques that apply to general data reduction that can be performed with CIAO -- on Chandra data or other missions. There are far too many to have individual threads for all possible scenarios.

The threads presented in this section will focus on how to accomplish a particular task and the options available. When one should use these technique and why one would want to do such a thing are up to the user. The emphasis here is to highlight the functionality available. It is expected users will find uses for CIAO that the CXC might not have anticipated.


Last modified: 7 November 2017
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