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INTEGRAL Science Data Center
Author(s): Pierre Dubath; Roland Walter; Thierry Courvoisier
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Paper Abstract

The INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC) is the interface between the scientific payload of the INTEGRAL gamma-ray satellite and the astronomical community. This center will process INTEGRAL data, to the point where they can be meaningfully interpreted by scientists unfamiliar with the instrumentation, and provide the necessary support for the full scientific exploitation of these data. Astronomers of many different field will be able to use INTEGRAL data, and multiwavelength studies will be facilitated. The sky at gamma-ray energies is highly variable. At the ISDC a rapid preliminary analysis of the data will be performed to detect whether unexpected events have occurred in the INTEGRAL field of view. In case of a detection, the foreseen observation plan may be modified accordingly. An ISDC software system will be developed to pre-process the satellite data, archive it together with the ancillary data necessary to understand the observations, process the data to obtain images of the sky, energy spectra of the sources and time profiles. The results of this analysis and the pre- processed data will be made available to the observers and stored in the INTEGRAL archive, where they will become public after one year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253992
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Dubath, INTEGRAL Science Data Ctr. (Switzerland)
Roland Walter, INTEGRAL Science Data Ctr. (Switzerland)
Thierry Courvoisier, INTEGRAL Science Data Ctr. (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2806:
Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
Brian D. Ramsey; Thomas A. Parnell, Editor(s)

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