Inputting the Spectrum
To begin your analysis, you first need to tell Xspec which data set
it should be analyzing. In the Xspec Command Window, type the following
As shown below:
Xspec Command Window showing the input easydata command.
(Click for a larger view.)
It may take 30 seconds or more for Xspec to load the spectrum. In
addition, a few warning messages may be displayed while the spectrum
loads. As long as you see the messages "Response successfully loaded."
and "Arf successfully loaded." above the Xspec prompt (which looks like
this: XSPEC12>), the data will have loaded
This command loads three files into Xspec: the data from the Suzaku
telescope (e0102suzaku.pha) and two additional files (e0102suzaku.rmf
and e0102suzaku.arf) which Xspec uses to convert the telescope's data
into physically meaningful values.