- JEM-X data status
- Next MINBAR telecon
- New MINBAR web interface - testers please
- Goplan site expiry - advice on renewal?
1. JEM-X data status and MINBAR telecon
Work continues intermittently on the JEM-X burst search, and we now have what
we think is a fairly robust algorithm for burst searches. Further data
analysis has been delayed to some extent by an problem with the spectral
response at low energies, but there may already be a (at least partial) fix for
this issue. This week Jérôme, Celia and I had a pretty productive
teleconference to discuss our progress and the next steps.
2. Next MINBAR telecon
We decided to meet again in a few weeks, and I invite the other MINBAR members
to what hopefully will become a regular event. The next telecon will be on
** 21st May 2013 ** from 1000 to 1100 UT (1200-1300 CET; 2000-2100 AET)
Please let me know if you wish to listen in and or contribute. We will connect by Skype where possible or phone otherwise.
3. New MINBAR web interface - testers please
With members of the Monash e-Research Centre I've been building on Laurens'
Python interface to produce a new version of the MINBAR web site, with enhanced
functionality. It's been quite a time-consuming exercise, but the basic
functionality is now ready for some detailed testing. You can access the new
This is currently restricted to collaboration members.
Please have a play around with the filter/search capability and let me know of
any issues, or suggestions on how we can improve it. If you do experience
issues, please describe as clearly as possible the steps leading up to the
problem so we can reproduce them here.
Note that lightcurve plotting and downloading is not yet implemented; shortly
we will have a plot page for each burst (where good data exists).
4. Goplan site expiry - advice on renewal?
The license for the Goplan project management site we've had for a few years
has now expired, and I'm debating whether or not to renew it. We now have a new
server at Monash with a dedicated virtual machine for burst data:
(ultimately this will be where the MINBAR burst interface will live).
Please let me know what you think about switching to a wiki for our project
files, rather than the Goplan site. The proposed location would be
and would be publicly available to view, but editable only by collaboration members.