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Ginga On Satellite

Ginga FRF to FITS Conversion Software

Ginga data are currently stored only in a highly non-standard binary format known as "FRF". As such, this valuable data is in danger of being lost as Ginga data analysis tools begin to age. Dr. John Nousek and Dr. Robin Corbet, have proposed a project to convert Ginga frf files to FITS format, to make the data more accessible to the astronomical community. Additionally, we are converting the Ginga Data System written by the instrument team at the University of Leicester to FTOOLS. This will allow scientists to immediately begin analyzing the data after the FRFs have been converted to FITS. See the current status page for details of the project.


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Last update: April 1, 1999