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HEASARC Data Access

  • New Xamin Interfaces
  • Xamin Web InterfaceIntro   
    Our new faster and more powerful access to HEASARC data
    Xamin Batch InterfaceDownload   
    Use Xamin from the command line on your machine
  • Traditional Browse Interfaces   Tips Archive
  • Browse Mission Interface  
    Our traditional full-featured interface
    Browse Keyword Search
    Search-Engine-like query using keywords
    Browse Table Index
    List of all tables for each mission
    Browse Correlation
    Cross-correlation of full tables
    Browse Notification Service
    Get notified when new data is available in the archive
    Browse Batch InterfaceDownload  
    Perl scripts (by default these now query Xamin database)

  • CMB Data
  • CMB Missions and Projects
    Data from space-bourne and suborbital CMB experiments in LAMBDA
  • Specialized forms
  • KML Browse Interface
    Map Browse sources in Google Sky and other KML services
    Chandra FOV Search
    Search for targets within the active fields of view
    Argus Observation Monitor
    Search Browse proposal information for observation details and status
    Swift Data Query
    Search bursts and observations of the Swift mission

  • Direct Access to HEASARC archive directories
  • HTTP or FTP

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    Other Resources

  • SkyView - An easy to use tool that returns digital images of the sky in any waveband from radio through to gamma rays
  • VAO DataScope - Query catalogs and services from the HEASARC and from around the world using a single form
  • Literature - Links to literature search engines and online versions of refereed journals and science magazines
  • Archive Information

  • New and Updated Databases
  • Deleted Databases
  • Data restoration status of all data sets available from the HEASARC
  • Bibliography/Archive cross-reference status of HEASARC data sets with ADS-listed publications
  • Science results that used HEASARC data
  • The HEASARC Cookbook - how to find, download, and analyze data
  • Open Archive Policy - find out how you can integrate HEASARC resources into your Web site
  • Latest News

  • NuSTAR Cycle 1 Results (03 Mar 2015)
    The list of NuSTAR targets accepted by the Cycle 1 peer review is now available, Cycle 1 observations will start to be routinely performed on April 1, 2015. Written evaluations will be sent to all NuSTAR Cycle 1 PIs in the next few weeks. As specified in the AO, U.S. PIs of proposals with category A or B targets will be invited to submit phase-2 funding proposals. Note that 0.5 Ms of NuSTAR observing time is also available through the Chandra Cycle 17 CfP, due March 17.
  • Chandra CALDB 4.6.7 installed at the HEASARC (26 Feb 2015)
    CalDB 4.6.7 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.6.7 was released on February 23, 2015. Note that this release requires CIAO 4.3 or higher...
  • An Intriguing New Member of the Black Hole Family Tree (26 Feb 2015)
    A newly discovered cosmic object may help provide answers to some long-standing questions about how black holes evolve and influence their surroundings, according to Mezcua et al. (2015, MNRAS, in press), who observed it with Chandra and the European VLBI Network. This intriguing object, called NGC2276-3c, is located in an arm of the spiral galaxy NGC 2276. With an inferred mass of 50,000 solar masses, it appears to be an 'intermediate-mass black hole' or IMBH.
  • NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds (19 Feb 2015)
    Five simultaneous observations by Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the XMM-Newton observatory are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole in PDS 456 blow outward in all directions -- a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now. See Nardini et al. (2015, Science, 346, 860) for the full details.
  • The Million Quasars Catalog (19 Feb 2015)
    The latest version (v4.4, 6 February 2015) of the MILLIQUAS Catalog (Eric Flesch 2009 - 2015) containing more than one million (1,151,011 to be exact) likely quasars is now available in Browse and Xamin.
  • Release of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2015, Omnibus Solicitation NNH15ZDA001N (19 Feb 2015)
    NASA's Science Mission Directorate announced the release of its annual ROSES omnibus solicitation for 2015 on February 13, 2015. Table 2 of individual programs in order of due date can be found here.
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