aXe: Spectral Extraction and Visualization Software
Abstract: aXe is a spectroscopic data extraction software package that was designed to handle large format spectroscopic slitless images such as those from the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on HST. aXe is a PyRAF/IRAF package that consists of several tasks and is distributed as part of the Space Telescope Data Analysis System (STSDAS). The various aXe tasks perform specific parts of the extraction and calibration process and are successively used to produce extracted spectra.
Credit: Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility (ESA)
As of January 1, 2011, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has taken over support and distribution of the software.