- 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
NICER is Back in Operation (21 Oct 2019)
NICER is operating normally after stowing for last week's ISS operations.
SkyView v3.5.0: Compound surveys (17 Oct 2019)
We announced a test release of SkyView v3.4.5 a few weeks ago, but in trying out the new version we recognized that it did not do what we wanted. In particular we had added new surveys that were the Stokes ... Continue reading
NuSTAR CALDB Update (16 Oct 2019)
The NuSTAR CALibration DataBase was updated on October 16, 2019 (CALDB version 20191008). This updates the NuSTAR clock correction file to version 96, valid through 2019-10-08.
NICER Stowed Due to ISS Operations (15 Oct 2019)
In support of ISS operations, NICER has been stowed since Sunday, October 13. As a result, NICER is not currently taking requests for Target of Opportunity observations. We anticipate that NICER observations will resume as soon as the ISS operations are completed.
NICER observations of the X-ray transient MAXI J1807+132: flaring activity (08 Oct 2019)
NICER has been monitoring the X-ray transient MAXI J1807+132 regularly since September 16. During this time, NICER detected brief, sudden episodes of X-ray brightening which may be analogous to similar flaring behavior seen near the end of the 2017 outburst of the source.
Fermi Science Tools Updated (07 Oct 2019)
The FermiTools (formerly the SAE) were updated to version 1.2.1 on October 4, 2019. This release contains a major update to the implementation of the energy dispersion correction method in the Fermitools. It also includes new tool called gtdrm that estimates the energy dispersion matrix for the energy binning, and fixes a bug which was preventing updated parameter files from installing.
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