SAS 14.0.0 Released

"SAS version 14.0.0 was released on 12 November 2014. This release includes a new metatask for obtaining combined smoothed, background-subtracted and exposure corrected EPIC images, eimagecombine, which uses the individual set of output images per exposure from the (also new) task eimageget, a new task for soft flare flagging, s... View More

SIMX added to Astro-Update

"SIMX, a program to simulate a photon-counting detector's response to an input source, has been added to the Astro-Update watch list. The current version is v2.1.0"

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IDL Astronomical User Library Updated

"Updated October 20, 2014. Updates to match2, mwrfits, fxread ..."

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Browse bug fix

"Bug fix to Browse v. 8.4. Fixed calculation of data product download size for the Create Download Script option. ..."

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STScI PyRAF 2.1.7 released

"PyRAF, a python command language for running IRAF tasks, was updated to version 2.1.7 on October 16, 2014. PyRAF currently supports Python 2.6, 2.7, and 3.3"

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XSPEC 12.8.2f Released

"Updated October 15, 2014. 64-bit support by udmget ..."

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DS9 Updated

"Version 7.3.2; DS9 now fully supports 64 bit applications across all platforms. New support for 64 bit MacOSX Aqua has been added, along with 64 bit Windows Cygwin, gui improvements, more ..."

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TARA and ACIS_Extract Updated

"The Tools for ACIS Review & Analysis (TARA) software and ACIS_Extract have been updated; the new version is 2014Sep10."

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XSPEC 12.8.2e Released

"Updated September 8, 2014. eplog bug fixed, other improvements ..."

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Chandra CALDB 4.6.3 installed at the HEASARC

"CalDB 4.6.3 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.6.3 was released on August 29, 2014. Note that this release requires CIAO 4.3 or higher..."

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Web Hera version 3.0 available

"Version 3.0 of Web Hera is now available. Web Hera allows users to analyze nearly any dataset archived at the HEASARC directly via the web, without having to download or install software. Version 3.0 is a major upgrade to Web Hera capabilities, which now provies the ability to run Chandra and XMM-SAS (in addition to FTools) soft... View More

Starlink Updated

"The 2014A version of the starlink software project was released July 23, 2014; SCUBA-2 high-fidelity maps, major changes and enhancements to the TOPCAT graphics, more..."

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PIMMS updated to Version 4.7a

"Version 4.7a contains an updated post-launch effective area curve file for NuSTAR..."

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Chandra CALDB 4.6.2 installed at the HEASARC

"CalDB 4.6.2 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.6.2 was released on July 9, 2014. This release corrects an error in the HRC branch index file which causes the 2012 and 2013 HRC-I BKGRND files to be selected in reversed order, which affects HRC-I-related tools such as hrc_bkgrnd_lookup and fluximage. Note t... View More