Since the number of CIAO Science Threads is always increasing, there is a great demand for a roadmap on how to apply them to the data. The Analysis Guides presented here were written for that purpose.
Each guide takes a certain instrument configuration (ACIS, for example) or type of analysis (e.g., extended sources) and lists the relevant threads. Along with the listing is a brief explanation of the purpose of each task. The goal is to help the user complete the analysis without requiring that every thread be read.
Before beginnning a new analysis, review the Data Caveats.
Users looking to jump right into their analysis or who just need a reminder for the correct command to use may find the Quick Start Guide useful.
- ACIS Data Preparation
- ACIS Sub-Pixel Event Resolution
- Pileup Analysis - Detailed Overview (PDF, 26 pages)
- Extended Sources
- High Resolution Spectroscopy
- Video Demos and Tutorials