Be an INTEGRAL astronomer: Data file information
For your convenience we have provided direct links to the data files that you need for this competition. These are clearly labeled on the competition task pages.
The data files are plain ASCII files. Each file contains 3 columns, separated by a space. The column contents are as follows:
|MJD (days)||Flux (counts per second)||+/-|
Column 1: MJD stands for Modified Julian Date. This is an abbreviated version of the Julian Date (JD), a method which is used in astronomy and space science when continuous day counts are needed. JD counts days from noon on January 1, 4713 B.C
Column 2: Flux this is the number of counts per seconds registered by the detectors.
Column 3: +/- this is the error on the count given in column 2