The XSPEC xscat model: dust scattering.
xsxscat The xsxscat model is a multiplicative model component.
The model is described at  .
>>> create_model_component("xsxscat", "mdl") >>> print(mdl)
Create a component of the xsxscat model and display its default parameters. The output is:
mdl Param Type Value Min Max Units ----- ---- ----- --- --- ----- mdl.NH thawed 1 0 1000 10^22 mdl.Xpos thawed 0.5 0 0.999 mdl.Rext frozen 10 0 240 arcsec mdl.DustModel frozen 1 -3.40282e+38 3.40282e+38
The attributes for this object are:
|NH||Interstellar hydrogen column density (in units of 10^22 atoms/cm^2).|
|Xpos||The relative position of the dust along the line of sight. A value of 0 means the dust is at the observer, and of 0.95 means that the dust is 5% from the source.|
|Rext||The radius of the circular extraction region, in arcsec.|
|DustModel||The dust model used: see  for more information.|
-  https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/xanadu/xspec/manual/XSmodelXscat.html
CIAO 4.14 comes with support for version 12.12.0 of the XSPEC models. This can be checked with the following:
% python -c 'from sherpa.astro import xspec; print(xspec.get_xsversion())' 12.12.0
See the bugs pages on the Sherpa website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.