- 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
Viewing tool updated (07 Oct 2015)
Support for NuSTAR has been added to the HEASARC's Viewing
tool, and the interface with the ESA's XMM-Newton Target Visibility
Checker has been improved.
Suzaku CALDB updated (07 Oct 2015)
The Suzaku CALDB has been updated for the XIS (update version 20151005) ...
Milky Way Star Clusters (MWSC) Catalog (01 Oct 2015)
This catalog listing the properties of the 3,000+ open clusters
in the Galaxy has been updated to include 63 newly discovered clusters from
Scholz et al. 2015, A&A, 581, A39.
The new version of MWSC is now available in Browse and Xamin.
Swift Cycle 12 GI Program (29 Sep 2015)
NASA received 185 proposals, requesting a total observing time of
15.8 Ms and $6.0M in funds for 1,555 targets. Considering PIs and Co-Is, more
than 600 individual scientists responded to the Swift Cycle 12 call. The Swift
Cycle 12 Peer Review will be held in December to evaluate the merits of
submitted proposals. The results of the Peer Review will be posted in late
Astrosat, India's First Astronomy Satellite Launched into Space (28 Sep 2015)
Indian multi-wavelength observatory including 1 ultraviolet and 4 X-ray
instruments, was successfully launched into space on a Polar Satellite
Launch Vehicle today (Sep 28) at 04:30 GMT. Congratulations to all of our
Indian colleagues and their international collaborators!
Sgr A*, Milky Way's Super-Massive Black Hole, Shows Signs of Increased Chatter (28 Sep 2015)
3 orbiting X-ray space telescopes (Swift, Chandra and
XMM-Newton) have detected an increased rate of X-ray flaring from Sgr A*, the
usually quiet giant black hole at the center of our galaxy, in the last year
compared to the previous 14 years of long-term monitoring. In a recently
accepted paper, Ponti
et al. (2015, MNRAS, in press) discuss whether this is
normal behavior that was unnoticed due to limited monitoring, or if these
flares were triggered by the recent close passage of the mysterious, dusty
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