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The Ginga Data Archive

The third Japanese X-ray satellite, Ginga, was launched on 5th February 1987 and re-entered the atmosphere on 1st November 1991 following the natural decay of the orbit. The main scientific instrument was the Large Area Proportional Counter (LAC) designed and built by a group in the UK led by Leicester University.

LEDAS provides an archive of the raw data files from Ginga which need to be extensively processed to be of scientific value. This processing is carried out using the Ginga data analysis software, which can also be downloaded from LEDAS. To make the use of Ginga data easier, the LEDAS has produced archives of high-level, processed data products. These products, which include reduced data, light curves and spectra, have been rigorously quality controlled and are designed to allow the rapid and straightforward use of Ginga data by the non-expert.





 
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