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Last modified: 7 November 2022


Chandra/CIAO Workshop, Virtual AAS 237

Previous CIAO Workshops
Chandra/CIAO AAS workshop

Members of the CXC hosted a 2 day Chandra/CIAO workshop as part of the Virtual AAS 237 meeting on 07-08 January 2021. Students registered for the workshop when they registered for the AAS meeting.

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The workshop schedule is shown below. All times are shown in EST (UTC-5).

Date/Time Topic Presenter
Thursday, 07 January 2021
11:00-11:45 Introduction to X-ray Astronomy Jonathan McDowell
11:45-12:30 Introduction to CIAO Antonella Fruscione
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Using SAOImage ds9 and dax demo with sample files (~400Mb) Kenny Glotfelty
13:45-15:00 From archive to source detection Nick Lee
15:00-18:00 Hands on Session
Friday, 08 January 2021
11:00-11:45 Point Source Analysis (specextract and srcflux) Antonella Fruscione
11:45-12:30 Radial Profile, Combining, Reprojecting, Smoothing Doug Burke
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Sherpa: the CIAO modeling and fitting application Aneta Siemiginowska
13:45-14:30 High-Resolution Spectroscopy and the TGCAT Hans Moritz Günther
14:30-18:00 Hands-on Session

Students new to CIAO may want to go through the exercises in the Chandra/CIAO Workbook, 2019 AAS233 edition.

We also have the exercises in the form a Jupyter notebook. You can view and download the blank notebook (without the answers); or you can view and download the completed notebook with the answers supplied.

Workbook Addendum

In CIAO 4.13, the chandra_repro script was updated to run the new asp_offaxis_corr tool to update the aspect solution file. This has a few consequences for the current version of the workbook.