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INTEGRAL U.S. Guest Observer Facility

The INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory

INTEGRAL, was launched in October 2002 aboard a Russian Proton rocket,  and is providing a new insight into the most violent and exotic objects of the Universe,  such as neutron stars, active galactic nuclei and supernovae. INTEGRAL is also helping us to understand processes such as the formation of new chemical elements and the mysterious gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic phenomena in the Universe. Environments of extreme temperature and density, near the event-horizons of black holes, are a major topic of study with INTEGRAL.

These studies are possible thanks to INTEGRAL's combination of fine spectroscopy and imaging of gamma-ray emissions in the energy range of 15 keV to 10 MeV (using the SPI and IBIS instruments) and concurrent monitoring in the X-ray band (4-35 keV) using JEM-X, and in the optical (500-600 nm) band, using the OMC.

A project of the European Space Agency INTEGRAL, serves an international Guest Observer community. Participation by U.S. astronomers was supported by a Guest Observer Facility (GOF) at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) from the mission start until October 2010. Since then, the mirroring of the European INTEGRAL Public Data Archive into the HEASARC has been continued by the HEASARC.

INTEGRAL
Picture of the Month

Integral Picture of the Month

INTEGRAL News & Science Results


INTEGRAL detects radio-active Co56 from SN2014J
(March 21, 2014)


INTEGRAL Target of Opportunity observations on SN2014J in M82
(January 30, February 4, February 27, 2014)

Integral in orbit

Latest News
INTEGRAL AO-12 General Program Approved (03 Jul 2014)
The INTEGRAL AO-12 General Program, as recommended by the Time Allocation Committee (TAC) and approved on June 12 by ESA's Director of Science and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Gimenez), has been released and the observers have been informed.
  • 10th INTEGRAL Workshop Abstract Deadline Approaches (29 May 2014)
    This is a reminder that abstracts are due on May 31 for the 10th INTEGRAL Workshop "A Synergistic View of the High Energy Sky" to be held September 15-19, 2014 in Annapolis, MD, USA. Please visit the conference website for details of abstract submission and registration.
  • 12th INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (24 Feb 2014)
    ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Gimenez) has released the 12th Announcement of Opportunity for observing proposals with INTEGRAL. The deadline for proposal submission is April 4, 2014. Additional information can be found on the ESA INTEGRAL website and on the "Proposals and Tools" page of the NASA INTEGRAL GOF.
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  • The HEASARC mirror to the INTEGRAL Public Data Archive now contains data through the July 25, 2014 public data release (Rev 1309).

    The HEASARC archive also contains the INTEGRAL public data from the ToO observations of SN2014J (currently through Rev 1428). Additional data will be added when available.

  • ISDC Public Data Release Schedule.

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