- 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
xTime tool enhanced (01 Apr 2020)
Support for INTEGRAL Julian Dates has been added. Also, xTime
will now calculate time intervals (in days/hours/minutes/seconds, fractional
days, and total seconds) between successive date/time conversions.
HEASoft 6.27 Released (31 Mar 2020)
Released March 31, 2020. This release includes updates to NICER
and NuSTARanalysis software only and other fixes/improvements. In particular CFITSIO now interprets parentheses in path names correctly which improves compatibility with files stored on cloud services.
2020 NASA Awards Prize Postdoctoral Fellows Selected (30 Mar 2020)
NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research across NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrument
development. Each fellowship provides the awardee up to three years
Full biographies and other information about this year's Fellows, including each Fellow's research plans, are available
at this link.
INTEGRAL AO-18 Proposal Deadline Postponed (30 Mar 2020)
The INTEGRAL AO-18 proposal submission deadline has been postponed from Friday, 3 April to Monday, 4 May 14:00 CEST as result of
the COVID-19 crisis.
ESA will continue to follow developments closely and may provide additional updates in the next weeks,
at the latest by Monday, 20 April.
Swift-BAT 105-Month All-Sky Hard Band X-Ray Survey (SWBAT105M) released (27 Mar 2020)
The SWBAT105M table includes hard X-ray sources detected
in the first 105-months of observations with the BAT coded-mask imager
on board the Swift observatory and provides 1632 (422 new detections)
hard X-ray sources in the 14-195 keV band above the 4.8 sigma
significance level. This catalog is
now available in Browse and
NICER follow-up observation and a candidate timing anomaly from Swift J1818.0-1607 (25 Mar 2020)
NICER followup observations of the magnetar candidate Swift J1818.0-1607 imply a spin down age of 310 years based on the period derivative. This makes Swift J1818.0-1607 one of the youngest magnetars known.
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