Download and Access the LAXPC data

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

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/"
$ heainit