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The ROSAT Data Archive

ROSAT was the primary X-ray observatory for the 1990s. Launched on June 1st 1990, it was switched off on 12 February 1999, having completed over 10,000 observations in its lifetime. ROSAT operated in the extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray bands providing, for the first time, high-quality spectral, timing and spatial information on many tens of thousands of astronomical objects.

The ROSAT Public Data Archive held at LEDAS contains all data which has been released to the public domain from the pointed observation phase of the mission. Copies of the ROSAT public archive are also maintained in archive centres in the two other nations participating in the project. The US and German X-ray data archives have been set up at the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) sited at Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC), and at the ROSAT Science Data Centre located at the Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching. The German archive centre for extreme ultraviolet data is located at the University of Tübingen.





 
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