The ROSAT data format has now been carefully defined and unified so that data processed at all sites will be written to the same, well-defined set of FITS files known as RDF (Rational Data Format). All data processed (or re-processed) since June 1994 and archived since June 1995 is in RDF format. However, data in the earlier formats will remain available until re-processed and can still be read by PROS.
Table 3.1 below summaries these formats. Please see Section 3.3 for information on PROS input.
|Table 3.1. Summary of ROSAT FITS Format Files|
|RDF||rfits2pros||PI||>June `94||Rationalized Data Format|
|FUSFITS||rfits2pros||US PI||<June `94||Rev0, GSFC|
|rarc2pros||US Archive||<June `95|
|RODFITS||rarc2pros||MPE,UK Archive||<June `95||Rev0, MPE|