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COBE

Cosmic Background Explorer/DIRBE

Product Name
Calibrated Individual Observations and CIO Pixel Index
Mission
COBE/DIRBE

Description

The CIO files contain calibrated 1/8th second sampled sky survey data, in pixel number order, for each day of the cryogenic mission. In nearly all applications, the CIO can be thought of as a user-friendly version of the TOD. There are 285 CIO data files. Corresponding to each data file is a CIO Pixel Index file, which is designed to facilitate data retrieval (e.g., selection of time strings). All CIO files are FITS binary tables. The CIO files are on line. A typical data file is about 60 MB in size. To order the CIO data on CD-Rs or tape, contact the Request Coordination Office.

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Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
HEASARC Director: Dr. Alan P. Smale
LAMBDA Director: Dr. Eric R. Switzer
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