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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 in the HEASARC database: if we don't have the one you want, ask us to add it
    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

    Latest News

  • NuSTAR Users Commitee: Call for Self Nominations (18 Oct 2017)
    NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) high-energy mission announces the creation of the NuSTAR Users Committee (NUC). The NUC will provide community advice and feedback to the project, to ensure that the interests of the guest investigator community are well-served by the project. Membership on this committee is open to the world, and we intend a committee that is diverse in terms of career stage, gender, and scientific focus. Letters of self-nomination to serve on this committee are due by November 3rd, 2017.
  • SkyView V3.3.1: Swift UVOT, UltraVista and CFHT HiPS data (17 Oct 2017)
    We are about to release SkyView version 3.3.1.  This new version includes extended support for HiPS data and has many new surveys.  The primary new datasets are counts, intensity and exposure maps for the Swift UVOT instrument in seven filters.  … Continue reading
  • NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event (16 Oct 2017)
    Shortly after 8:41am EDT on Aug. 17, 2 seconds after LIGO and VIRGO detected a gravitational wave event, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The Swift, Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer missions, along with dozens of ground-based observatories, including the NASA-funded Pan-STARRS survey, observed over the next few days and weeks the fading glow of the expanding debris from this blast, now believed to be a "kilonova".
  • First Detection of Gravitational waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral on August 17, 2017 at 8:41am EDT (16 Oct 2017)
    The LIGO Scientific and Virgo collaborations report the first joint detection of a gravitational wave signal from a binary neutron star system, dubbed GW 170817. The gravitational waves were emitted during the final moments of the merger of two neutron stars with masses of about 1.6 and 1.1 times the mass of the sun and located about 130 million light-years away. 1.7 seconds later the Fermi GBM detected a short gamma-ray burst (GRB 170817A), and follow-up multi-wavelength observations pinpointed the counterpart object to be a kilonova (an r-process supernova) in the elliptical galaxy NGC 4993. The discovery paper has just appeared in the Phys Rev Letters, v. 119, 161101 (2017).
  • HEASoft 6.22.1 Released (12 Oct 2017)
    Released October 11, 2017. This release updates the NICER data analysis software and provides bug fixes in the FV (FitsViewer) GUI, along with other improvements...
  • XSPEC 12.9.1o,p Patches Released (12 Oct 2017)
    Released on October 10, 2017. Release 12.9.1o fixes a multiple-prompting error in certain cases of missing data files, while 12.9.1p fixes some issues in steppar error messaging.
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