The XMM laboratory is designed to enable students to gain some hands-on experience in the sort of image processing done by astronomers, using real data from XMM. The following pages provide step-by-step instructions involving source-finding, smoothing, noise, edge-detection, and the use of photon energy.
To be able to do any of the exercises provided on this page you must have a copy of Scion image. A free copy of Scion image is available here.
Also in order to complete certain exercises you will require the following file which contains additional kernels required to do some of the exercises. Once downloaded unzip the files inside the folder to the Kernels folder in the scion image directory. A version of winzip can be downloaded from the info for teachers page.