This section provides an overview of the steps involved in SCANPI. For SUPERSCANPI the same steps are applied to each individual source, just as if SCANPI were being run on each of them. Then, all of the scans are stacked together and the template fitting and flux estimation steps are repeated.
SCANPI Processing Steps
SCANPI Default Output
The default output consists of plots of the baseline-subtracted coadded strings with any successful template fits indicated, and a scan track plot illustrating the geometry of the included scans. (All scans are coadded as if they were parallel, with their points of closest approach to the target position aligned. Scans which are nearly opposite in direction compared to the north-most scan are reversed before coaddition.) A table of widths and flux estimators is also printed. The flux estimators include the integral between the zero crossings, the integral between fixed points, an estimate based on the peak flux and the flux from the point source template as fit.
For SUPERSCANPI this is produced for each source as well as for the combined scans of all the sources.