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Analysis Guides

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.

New to X-ray Astronomy?

For those new to X-ray astronomy and data analysis, please see our "An X-ray Data Primer: What I Wish I Knew when Starting X-Ray Astronomy"

Quick Start guide

Threads to help you with common analysis tasks for Chandra data.



High Resolution Spectroscopy

Analysis Topics