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The Leicester Ginga Data Archive
Ginga was a joint Japanese/UK mission which
was in orbit from 1987 to 1991.
The main instrument was a proportional counter with 4000 cm² effective area, sensitive to X-rays between 1.5 and 37 keV.
This was a non-imaging detector, producing only spectra and light curves - in many ways the Ginga mission had similar capabilities to the current RXTE mission.
Ginga made approximately 1000 observations, covering all classes of cosmic X-ray sources then known.
Almost all Ginga target and background observations have been uniformly
processed at Leicester to make a complete, quality-controlled Ginga archive with a rich set of associated data products.
The total size of the archive is 7.3 Gb.
This archive has been made available here, and is also available from the HEASARC.