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SPEX X-ray spectral fitting package

SPEX is a software package for fitting high-resolution astrophysical X-ray and UV spectra.

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What SPEX X-ray spectral fitting package can do for you

SPEX is a software package for fitting astrophysical X-ray spectra. It has been developed since the 1970s at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. SPEX is an interactive command-line program for the computation of emergent spectra of optically thin plasmas such as stellar coronal loop structures, supernova remnants (also including transient ionization effects), photo-ionized plasmas, and optically thick plasmas. These model spectra can be fitted to measured X-ray spectra from various X-ray observatories, like XMM-Newton and Chandra. SPEX has been optimized for high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy, which makes it especially suitable for analyzing grating and micro-calorimeter spectra.

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  • CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0
  • GPL-3.0-or-later
  • Open Access
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Participating organisations

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

Contributors

JK
Jelle Kaastra
Scientist
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
LG
Liyi Gu
Scientist
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Jelle de Plaa
Jelle de Plaa
Developer
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
AR
A. J. J. Raassen
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
EB
Ehud Behar
Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa, Israel
AB
Alex Blustin
EC
Elisa Costantini
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
MD
Max Duysens
IE
Irma Eggenkamp
EG
Ed Gronenschild
TG
Theo Gunsing
JH
Jorgen Hansen
WH
Wouter Hartmann
KvdH
Kurt van der Heyden
FJ
Fred Jansen
LK
Lucien Kuiper
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
JL
Jim Lemen
DL
Duane Liedahl
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA
RM
Rolf Mewe
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
HN
Hans Nieuwenhuijzen
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
BvdO
Bert van den Oord
KP
Ken Phillips
RvdR
Remco van der Rijst
HS
Hans Schrijver
KS
Karel Schrijver
TS
Tiemen Schut
KS
Katrien Steenbrugge
JS
Janusz Sylwester
RS
Rob Smeets
JS
Jeroen Stil
DV
Dima Verner
SZ
Sascha Zeegers
FvdW
Frank van der Wolf
PZ
Piotr Zycki
FA
Frans Alkemade
GB
Gert-Jan Bartelds

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