LAXPC (Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter) is an X-ray instrument on board the Indian astronomy satellite AstroSat, designed to study the temporal and spectral properties of X-ray sources in the 3-80 keV energy range. To access LAXPC data, you need to follow a few steps:
$ unzip LEVL1AS1LXP20170328G06_033T01_9000001116_08120.zip
This will create a folder called G06_033T01_9000001116_08120, which contains the observation data.
$ mkdir Analysis $ cd /home/path/Analysis
Before we begin, please note that this tutorial assumes that you have already installed the LAXPC software available at ASSC webpage and have a basic understanding of the LAXPC data format.
$ export LAXPCDATAPATH="/home/path/data/laxpc/"