This paper reviews AstroVirgil, a user friendly program for the analysis of Chandra event files. AstroVirgil integrates photon filtering and visualization into a single GIU based tool. Photons can be filtered using custom GUI panels based on spatial position (in multiple coordinate systems), photon energy level (using multiple measures) or time of arrival. Filtered photons can be displayed as images, spectrums or lightcurves. This paper also reviews some of the performance and memory consequences of performing non-disk file based processing.AstroVirgil is a GPLed pure Java program. It is built on top of JSky, a collection of reusable Java components developed at ESO and first described at ADASS'99. AstroVirgil is available from: www.SiliconSpaceships.com.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XII
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