Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles

Title

A Cloudy/XSPEC Interface

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2006

Publication Title

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

ISSN

0004-6280

Volume

118

Issue/No.

844

First Page

920

Last Page

923

Abstract

We discuss new functionality of the spectral simulation code Cloudy that allows the user to calculate grids with one or more initial parameters varied and formats the predicted spectra in the standard FITS format. These files can then be imported into the X-ray spectral analysis software XSPEC and used as theoretical models for observations. We present and verify a test case. Finally, we consider a few observations and discuss our results.

Comments

©2006. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

DOI

10.1086/506333