Table information for 'rosat.photons'


Table Description: A table of x-ray photons detected by ROSAT

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Resource Description:

ROSAT was an orbiting x-ray observatory active in the 1990s. We provide a table of all photons observed during ROSAT's all-sky survey (RASS) as well as images of both survey and pointed observations.

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To cite the table as such, we suggest the following BibTeX entry:

  title={{ROSAT} results},
  author={Voges, W.; Aschenbach, B.; Boller, Th.; Brauninger, H.; Briel, U.;
Burkert, W.; Dennerl, K.; Englhauser, J.; Gruber, R.; Haberl, F.;
Hartner, G.; Hasinger, G.; Pfeffermann, E.; Pietsch, W.; Predehl, P.;
Schmitt, J.; Trumper, J.; Zimmermann, U.},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
raj2000 RA Right Ascension, equinox 2000.0 deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dej2000 DE Declination, equinox 2000.0 deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
detection_time Detection Time Time the photon was detected, in Julian years. yr time.event.start
energy_cor Energy Energy of incoming photon (corrected) [keV] keV;em.X-ray
position_error Position error Total positional error, 1{sigma} arcsec arcsec pos.eq:stat.error
glong Galactic lon Galactic longitude deg pos.galactic.lon
glat Galactic lat Galactic latitude deg
pulseht_channel Pulse height ch. Channel of the pulse height. This is a measure for the energy of the incoming photon, where one channel corresponds to about 10 eV; a pulse height channel of 127 thus indicates an incoming photon of about 1.3 keV. N/A N/A
exposure_time Exp. time ROSAT cluster survey exposure time s time.duration;obs.exposure
field_id Field id RASS field id N/A obs.field
ix x X pixel coordinate pixel pos.cartesian.x;instr.det
iy y Y pixel coordinate pixel pos.cartesian.y;instr.det
id ID Photon identifier (a combination of observation date and detector coordinates) N/A;meta.main

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