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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 13

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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 13.

CXC Web site: cxc.harvard.edu

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Please use this website to update your address or email: 


1. ACIS Gain Caveat 

2. Temporary Email Address for Proposal Submission Problems

3. Chandra/CIAO Workshop Registration 

4. ObsVis Users 


Item 1. ACIS Gain Caveat

 We have discovered that ACIS-S3 spectra may contain spurious features near
 the energies 1.6 and 2.6 keV. This problem is present only in the spectra
 extracted in the PI channels from observations performed after Jan 29, 2000
 (at the focal plane temperature -120 C) and processed with the gain tables
 released in August 2001. The PHA spectra are not affected. We believe that
 the features are the result of abrupt changes in the slope of the PHA-Energy
 relation at these energies. CXC is working on the new gain tables that will
 eliminate the problem. In the meantime the users are urged to exercise
 caution in interpreting weak emission and absorption features near 1.6 and
 2.6 keV.

See: http://cxc.harvard.edu/cal/Acis/Cal_projects/index.html


Item 2.  Temporary Email Address for Proposal Submission Problems

The CXC has set up a temporary email alias (below) to help the CXC
Director's Office staff keep track of the large volume of email we
receive in the days just before and after the proposal deadline.  This
email address should be used for proposal submission problems only.  It
will be activated Thursday March 14 at 9AM, and be turned off Monday
March 18 at 5pm.  Questions can always be sent to the CXC via the
Helpdesk and cxchelp@head-cfa.harvard.edu, however the new address will
allow a more efficient response on proposal submission questions.



Item 3. Chandra/CIAO Workshop Registration

There is now a web interface that may be used to register for the 4th 
Chandra/CIAO Workshop:


The workshop will be held 20-22 May 2002 at the CXC.  More information is 
available online at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/wrkshp_mayann.html.


Item 4. ObsVis Users

Please note that the default date range in the downloadable (command line) 
version of ObsVis was inadvertently left at the Cycle 3 values. To determine 
roll and visibility during Cycle 4, you will need to update the date range
accordingly. The web version does default to dates appropriate for Cycle 4.


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