The following software is supported by the HEASARC. Most of this software
is designed for professional researchers and advanced students for the
analysis of scientific astronomical observations in
FITS format. The 'fv' program is also
suitable for more general use by
amateurs and educators for viewing astronomical image files. These
software packages are to be downloaded to the users machine. Web-based
tools are available on our tools
HEASARC Software Packages
FITSIO - A subroutine library for reading and writing
files for C and Fortran programmers.
FTOOLS - General
FITS file utility programs and mission-specific data analysis
FV - Interactive editor and viewer for astronomical
data files in FITS format.
Also provides access to Hera.
HEAsoft - A unified release of the FTOOLS and XANADU
Hera - Run the FTOOLS and XANADU software on the
Hera servers at the HEASARC, without having to install the
software packages locally.
Maki - Displays fields of view for various instruments on
FITS images. Currently supports the Suzaku XIS & HXD, Chandra
ACIS & HRC, XMM EPIC, and RXTE PCA detectors.
PIMMS - Program to estimate count rates from fluxes or
vice versa, or to estimate count rates in one instrument from those
measured in another.
Profit - GUI tool for visualizing and modeling
SAOImage DS9 - Astronomical Imaging and Data Visualization
Application: DS9 supports FITS images and binary tables, multiple
frame buffers, region manipulation, and many scale algorithms and
SkyView-In-A-Jar - Running SkyView
on your own computer.
XANADU - Suite of spectral (xspec), timing (xronos),
and image (ximage)
XSELECT - Multipurpose tool for filtering event files
and generating images, spectra, and light curves. Distributed as
part of the HEASARC package on the
XSTAR - Program for calculating physical conditions and
emission spectra in photoionized gases.
ASTRO-Update - Latest
Versions of Useful Multi-mission Software
FITS - Data Formats, Standards
and HEASARC Conventions for High-Energy Astrophysics Data
LAMBDA Toolbox -
Useful Software and Web Tools for Cosmic Microwave Backround and
XSPEC 12.8.2e Released (11 Sep 2014)
Updated September 8, 2014. eplog bug fixed, other improvements ...
Chandra CALDB 4.6.3 installed at the HEASARC (02 Sep 2014)
CalDB 4.6.3 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.6.3 was released on August 29, 2014. Note that this release requires CIAO 4.3 or higher...
Web Hera version 3.0 available (25 Aug 2014)
Version 3.0 of Web Hera is now available. Web Hera allows users to analyze nearly any dataset archived at the HEASARC directly via the web, without having to download or install software. Version 3.0 is a major upgrade to Web Hera capabilities, which now provies the ability to run Chandra and XMM-SAS (in addition to FTools) software, to view header information and table contents of FITs file on the fly, tighter integration with Xamin, and other improvements.
NuSTAR CALDB Update (25 Aug 2014)
The NuSTAR CALibration DataBase was updated on July 25, 2014 (CALDB version 20140814). This updates the NuSTAR clock correction file to version 38, valid up to 2014-04-14.
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