Spectral Extraction and Visualization Software

The aXe software package is designed for the extractioncalibrationvisualization, and simulation of spectra from slitless spectroscopic instruments.

The overall aXe package consists of three components:

  • aXe – automated extraction and calibration of spectra from slitless spectroscopic images
  • aXe2web – creates webpages for easy visualization and inspection of aXe output products
  • aXeSIM – simulation of slitless spectral images

aXe was originally developed by the Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF), a unit of the European Space Agency (ESA) hosted by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) headquarters in Garching, Germany. As of January 1, 2011, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has taken responsibility for support and distribution of the software.

To report problems, or seek help on aXe issues not addressed in these webpages, please contact the Help Desk.