Web-Based Tools

These Web-based tools are designed to assist scientists in their proposal and general data analysis efforts. The HEASARC provides these tools as a service to the scientific community. [FTOOLS, a general FITS file utility programs and mission-specific data analysis tools can be found on the Software page].

General Tools

Multi-Mission Tools

  • Hera – Astronomical data analysis over the Internet
  • RPS – Remote Proposal System
  • Date/Time Converter (xTime) – Convert Fermi, RXTE, Suzaku, Swift, and XMM-Newton times to other time systems and formats, and vice versa
  • SkyView – The Internet's Virtual Telescope
  • Timeline Tool – Swift, RXTE and HETE-2 observation (as-flown) timelines
  • Viewing – Determine possible viewing times for missions and objects
  • WebPIMMS – Determine source flux or count rates
  • WebSpec – Simulate spectral data for missions/instruments

Cosmic Microwave Background Analysis Tools

Latest News
  • Viewing tool updated (28 Sep 2016)
    Support for NICER has been added, and support for Hitomi has been removed.
  • Viewing tool updated (20 Jul 2016)
    Swift's orbital pole constraints have been updated in the Viewing tool. The revised coefficients extrapolate the trend for the next year.
  • Viewing tool updated (08 Mar 2016)
    The Viewing software has been updated to version 3.4. Chandra's Sun-angle constraint has been updated. For Chandra, it will also now report the visibility windows for unrestricted observations.
  • Viewing and WebPIMMS tools updated (01 Mar 2016)
    These tools have been updated to reflect the renaming of Astro-H to Hitomi.
  • Viewing tool updated (29 Dec 2015)
    Swift's orbital pole constraints have been updated in the Viewing tool. The revised coefficients extrapolate the trend for the next year.

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