A cloudy/XSPEC interface

R. L. Porter, G. J. Ferland, S. B. Kraemer, B. K. Armentrout, K. A. Arnaud, T. J. Turner

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-923
Number of pages4
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number844
StatePublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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