A Cloudy/XSPEC Interface
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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.
Porter, R. L.; Ferland, G. J.; Kraemer, S. B.; Armentrout, Bryan K.; Arnaud, K. A.; and Turner, T. J., "A Cloudy/XSPEC Interface" (2006). Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles. 1.