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
  • WebPIMMS tool updated (09 Jul 2014)
    WebPIMMS has been updated with a revamped web interface that has improved error handling.
  • X-Ray Background Tool v2.5 released (19 Feb 2013)
    The X-Ray Background Tool has been enhanced with support for extraction regions with radii up to 10 degrees.
  • xTime tool updated (24 Jan 2013)
    NuSTAR support has been added to xTime. Also, some unused mission day formats have been removed.
  • Viewing tool updated (15 Aug 2012)
    As per recently updated mission guidelines, the Sun angle constraint for Suzaku has been updated to 70-115 degrees.
  • Viewing tool updated (10 Aug 2012)
    The Viewing tool has been updated to version 3.3. The times of Moon angle constraints are now displayed with 1-hour resolution. For preferred TOO observations with Swift, target-Sun R.A. differences in the 0-4 hour range are now included, as well as >8 hours, as per recently updated mission guidelines.

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