Suzaku science data with Version 1 processing (v1.2-v1.4)

Last Updated: 07 July, 2014


General file name convention

The filename for the science data is: aeXXXXXXXXXiii_N_mmmmmmmm_ll.ext.gz where
  • ae is the short for Astro-E2.
  • XXXXXXXXX: 9 digit sequence number of the observation. This is identical to the directory name.
  • iii: the instrument specification.
  • N: Sequential number of the original telemetry files (RPT). If 0, either there is only one RPT for the observation or files from two or more RPTs are merged.
  • mmmmmmmmm: the file identifier up to 8 characters. See below for each instrument.
  • ll: the file level: fits (FITS) or gif (GIF).
  • ext: the file extension.
Files colored in blue are necessary for standard analysis by oneself.

HXD data (hxd/)

All files excepted for 'the products' are gziped.
Directory Name file name example minimum # of files
event_uf WAM unfiltered event file ae100006010hxd_0_wam_uf.evt.gz 1 ( # of original RPTs)
WELL unfiltered event file ae100006010hxd_0_wel_uf.evt.gz 1 ( # of original RPTs)
Burst-mode unfiltered event file ae100006010hxd_0_bstZZ_uf.evt.gz *1 0 (# of original RPTs times # of the bursts)
GTI files ae100006010hxd_1_wel_uf.gti.gz 1 (# of original RPTs times # of the clock rate modes)
GTI files for telemetry saturated frames ae100006010hxd_1_tel_uf.gti.gz 0 (# of original RPTs with saturated frames)
event_cl GSO cleaned event file ae100006010hxd_N_gsoZZ_cl.evt.gz *2 1 (# of original RPTs times # of clock-rates)
PIN cleaned event file ae100006010hxd_N_pinZZ_cl.evt.gz *2 1 (# of original RPTs times # of clock-rates)
hk House keeping data ae100006010hxd_0.hk.gz 1
PIN gain history file ae100006010hxd_N_pin.ghf.gz 1 (# of original RPTs)
GSO gain history file ae100006010hxd_N_gso.ghf.gz 1 (# of original RPTs)
WAM gain history file ae100006010hxd_N_wam.ghf.gz 1 (# of original RPTs)
products GSO spectrum ae100006010hxd_0_gso_cl.pi 1 (# of original RPTs)
GSO light curve ae100006010hxd_0_gso_cl.lc 1 (# of original RPTs)
PIN spectrum ae100006010hxd_0_pin_cl.pi 1 (# of original RPTs)
PIN light curve ae100006010hxd_0_pin_cl.lc 1 (# of original RPTs)
WAM light curve ae100006010hxd_0_wam_cl.lc 1 (# of original RPTs)
WELL spectrum GIF files ae100006010hxd_0_wel_pi.gif 1 (# of original RPTs)
WELL light curve GIF files ae100006010hxd_0_wel_lc.gif 1 (# of original RPTs)
*1 ZZ is a counter for burst detection. *2 ZZ indicates the the clock rate, co (coarse), no (normal), or fi (fine). In the normal observation, only the 'no (normal)' files are necessary. *3 The well events are sum of the pin and gso events.

XIS data (xis/)

All files excepted for 'the products' are gziped.
Directory Name file name example minimum # of files
event_uf XIS unfiltered events ae100006010xi0_0_3x3[nb]MMMZ_uf.evt.gz *1 # of original RPTs times number of CCD configurations times CCD units (3 or 4)
GTI files for different CCD configurations ae100006010xi0_N_conf_uf.gti.gz # of original RPTs times units (3 or 4)
event_cl Cleaned events ae100006010xi0_0_3x3[nb]MMMZ_cl.evt.gz number of CCD configurations times CCD units (3 or 4)
hk House keeping data ae100006010xi0_0.hk.gz CCD units (3 or 4)
products Source spectrum ae100006010xi0_0_3x3n000_sr.pi CCD units (3 or 4)
products Background Spectrum ae100006010xi0_0_3x3n000_bg.pi CCD units (3 or 4)
products Image in sky coordinates ae100006010xi0_0_3x3n000_sk.img CCD units (3 or 4)
products Light Curve (extracted from the 3 arc-min radius) ae100006010xi0_0_3x3n000_cl.lc CCD units (3 or 4)
products GIF image in detector coordinates ae100006010xis_0_im.gif 1
products GIF spectrum ae100006010xis_0_pi.gif 1
products GIF light curve ae100006010xis_0_lc.gif 1
*1 [nb]MMM, n and b identify the normal window mode and burst modes, respectively. MMM and Z are the microcode (0-255) and submode ID (a,b,c...y; z), respectively. The definition of microcode can be found in a calibration file, suzaku/xis/bcf/ae_xis_ucodelst_YYYYMMDD.fits.

Auxiliary files (auxil/)

All files excepted for 'the products' are gziped.
Name file name example
Attitude file ae100006010.att.gz
House keeping file ae100006010.hk.gz
Extended house keeping file ae100006010.ehk.gz
orbit file ae100006010.orb.gz
timing correction file ae100006010.tim.gz
'make-filter' file ae100006010.mkf.gz
file list ae100006010.cat.gz

Log files (log/)

Name file name example
command logs ae100006010hxd_0.com
HTML information ae100006010_index.html
parameters for the processing ae100006010_job.par

Last Modified: 07 July 2014