aXe2web is completely implemented in python. The installation uses the python standard module disutil. The latest version of aXe2web can be downloaded here: aXe2web-1.3.tar.gz. Important notes about the installation are given in the README file bundled there.
Detailed documentation is bundled in the above tar file, and can be found in the subdirectory aXe2html/doc/aXe2web_help.html. A higher-level overview follows below.
For each detected object aXe2web produces a table row giving the reference number, magnitude in the magnitude system of the direct object, the (x,y) image coordinate of the direct object, its RA and Dec, a cut-out image showing the direct object, the spectral stamp image showing the 2D spectrum, a 1D extracted spectrum in counts and the same in calibrated flux units. To facilitate the navigation within a data set, overview and index pages accompany the detailed object pages. The index page includes a table with the ordered reference number of all objects. Direct links from both the overview page and the index page take you to the corresponding locations of the objects in the object pages.
The details of the html summary produced by aXe2web are controlled by a set of about 20 keywords or settings, which influence the presentation of the objects in various ways. There exist, for example, keywords/settings to:
- order the objects in a catalog column (usually by magnitude)
- specify the number of objects that are displayed
- limit the wavelength range of the spectra
- produce spectra with or without error bars
A list of all settings can be found in the detailed documentation above.