AstroWeb: High Energy Astrophysics

The maintenance of the AstroWeb database of astronomical resources has been discontinued on 10 July 2010; its contents is still available but represents the status of Astroweb at that date.

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1st High Energy Astrophysics Observatory (HEAO 1. GSFC. NASA)
The first of NASA's three High Energy Astronomy Observatories, HEAO 1 was launched aboard an Atlas Centaur rocket on 12 August 1977 and operated until 9 January 1979. During that time, it scanned the X-ray sky almost three times over 0.2 keV - 10 MeV, provided nearly constant monitoring of X-ray sources near the ecliptic poles, as well as more detailed studies of a number of objects through pointed observations.
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.goV/docs/heao1/heao1.html - Categories: telescope center high_energy space

Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics (ASCA, ex-Astro-D)
ASCA (formerly named Astro-D) is Japan's fourth cosmic X-ray astronomy mission, and the second for which the United States is providing part of the scientific payload. The satellite was successfully launched February 20, 1993. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

INACTIVE LINK ? - 378 --- Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA) - Categories: telescope high_energy

Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors (ALEXIS)
ALEXIS' X-ray telescopes feature curved mirrors whose multilayer coatings reflect and focus low-energy X-rays or extreme ultraviolet light the way optical telescopes focus visible light. The satellite and payloads were funded by the Department of Energy and built by Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory and the University of California-Space Sciences Lab. The Launch was provided by the Air Force Space Test Program on a Pegasus Booster on April 25, 1993. The mission is entirely controlled from a small groundstation at LANL. - Categories: telescope high_energy space ultraviolet

Astronomical Data Center (ADC)
The Astronomical Data Center (ADC), at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, is a cooperative effort between the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)/ World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites (WDC-A-R&S) and its parent organization, the Space Science Data Operations Office . Currently, the ADC archives hold more than 670 catalogs of astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, radio, and other miscellaneous data for stellar and nonstellar objects. The data were acquired through exchanges with the Centre de Donn'ees Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) , other astronomical data centers throughout the world, and by direct contributions from the international astronomical community. - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical radio ultraviolet

Astrophysical CATalogs support System of the Special Astrophysical Observatory (CATS)
Astrophysical CATalogs Support System (CATS) of the Special Astrophysical observatory includes a large number of astrophysical catalogs (mostly radioastronomical) and allows users to select sources from the CATS by different parameters, to make cross-identifications with user's lists and to study radio spectra of radio sources. - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical radio

Atomic Line List
The atomic line list is a compilation of approximately 855,000 allowed, intercombination and forbidden atomic transitions with wavelengths in the range from 0.5 Å to 1000 µm. Its primary intention is to allow the identification of observed atomic absorption or emission features. The list is nearly complete for all ionization stages of all elements up to zinc. Transition probabilities are available for nearly 14% of the lines; they are mostly derived from Opacity Project data. - Categories: physics center high_energy infrared optical ultraviolet

BeppoSAX Mission (SAX)
The X-ray astronomy satellite BeppoSAX (Satellite per Astronomia X, "Beppo" in honor of Giuseppe Occhialini) is a project of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) with participation of the Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR).
In the framework of past and future X-ray missions BeppoSAX stands out for its wide spectral coverage, ranging from 0.1 to over 200 keV. The sensitivity of the scientific payload allows the detailed study over the entire energy band of sources as weak as about 1/20 of 3C273. This opens new perspectives in the study of broad band X-ray spectra and variability of cosmic sources. [also in Italian] - Categories: telescope center high_energy space

Berkeley - Space Sciences Laboratory
HEAD The High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. SPRG The Space Physics Research Group. SERENDIP The Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations. HOU The Hands-On Universe Program. COBE The Cosmic Background Explorer. EAG The Experimental Astrophysics Group. ISI The Infrared Spatial Interferometer Group. CEA The Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics. ORFEUS The Orbiting Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometers and The Berkeley Spectrometer. - Categories: dept high_energy radio space

Broad Band X-ray Telescope (BBXRT. GSFC. NASA)
The Broad Band X-ray Telescope (BBXRT) was flown on the space shuttle Columbia (STS-35) on 1990 December 2-December 11, as part of the ASTRO-1 payload. The flight of BBXRT marked the first opportunity for performing X-ray observations over a broad energy range (0.3-12 keV) with a moderate energy resolution (typically 90 eV and 150 eV at 1 and 6 keV, respectively). - Categories: telescope high_energy space

CASS - High Energy Astrophysics - Categories: dept high_energy space

CERN Hybrid Oscillation Research apparatUS (CHORUS) - Categories: telescope high_energy

CHIANTI: A database for astrophysical emission line spectroscopy (CHIANTI)
CHIANTI is a database that contains the most accurate data available for the calculation of emission line intensities as a function of both temperature and density. The database is essentially complete for wavelengths greater than 50 Angstroms and is to be extended to shorter wavelength. A library of IDL procedures is included. - Categories: physics center high_energy software

CLOUDY - Photoionization Simulation code (CLOUDY)
Cloudy is a large-scale Fortran code designed to simulate physical conditions in a broad range of astronomical plasmas, and predict its resulting spectrum. The Cloudy homepage provides pointers to the code and its documentation, along with related publications and activities. - Categories: software comp_sci high_energy physics

Cambridge X-Ray Astronomy Group (IoA, Cambridge)
Home page of the X-Ray Astronomy Group at the Instittue of Astronomy, University of Cambridge. This server provides information on the Group's research activities and links to other useful astronomical WWW sites. - Categories: dept high_energy

Chandra X-Ray Observatory - Public Information & Education
This site provides current information on the "hot" field of X-ray astronomy and the Chandra mission, NASA's Great Observatory. Chandra is designed for detecting X-rays from cosmic sources such as black holes, and exploding stars and galaxies. - Categories: education high_energy

Chandra X-ray Observatory (AXAF)
The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the U.S. follow-on to the Einstein Observatory. Chandra was formerly known as AXAF, the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, but renamed by NASA in December, 1998. The Chandra spacecraft carries a high resolution mirror, two imaging detectors, and two sets of transmission gratings. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Chandra X-ray Observatory (AXAF) - Science Center (ASC)
The Chandra (AXAF) Science Center is located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The purpose of the ASC is to provide the support required by the science community to realize fully the potential of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. - Categories: center high_energy

Cherenkov Array at Themis (CAT)
Homepage of the CAT (Cherenkov Array at Themis) imager. This is an atmospheric Cherenkov imaging telescope for detection of high-energy gamma rays (>200 GeV), sited in the French Pyrenees. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Coded Aperture Imaging in High-Energy Astronomy
Information about coded aperture imaging as applied in X- and gamma-ray astronomy: - introduction to the principle - specific details about instruments of the past, present and proposed future - bibliography. - Categories: misc bibliography high_energy

Collaboration between Australia and Nippon for a Gamma Ray Observatory in the Outback (CANGAROO)
The project uses two gamma ray telescopes at a dark site 15 km from Woomera, a small town 500 km north of Adelaide. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Compton (Gamma-Ray) Observatory Science Support Center (COSSC. GSFC. NASA)
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO mission, 1991-2000) had four instruments that covered an unprecedented six decades of the electromagnetic spectrum, from 30 keV to 30 GeV. The CGRO Science Support Centre (COSSC) data archive contains information and data related to the following experiments - Categories: center high_energy

The Constellation X-ray Mission (formerly HTXS) is a Next Generation X-ray Observatory dedicated to observations at high spectral resolution, providing as much as a factor of 100 increase in sensitivity over currently planned high resolution X-ray spectroscopy missions. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Cosmic rays, gamma rays, and neutrinos (categorized list of links to experiments and institutions)
A categorized list of links to experiments and institutions in the areas of cosmic rays, gamma rays, and neutrinos. - Categories: other_astronomy high_energy particles

ESA's X-ray Observatory (EXOSAT at GSFC - NASA)
The European Space Agency's X-ray Observatory, EXOSAT, was operational from May 1983 to April 1986. During that time, EXOSAT made 1780 observations of a wide variety of objects, including active galactic nuclei, stellar coronae, cataclysmic variables, white dwarfs, X-ray binaries, clusters of galaxies, and supernova remnants. - Categories: telescope center high_energy space

INACTIVE LINK ? - 29 --- EUSO - Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO)
The "Extreme Universe Space Observatory - EUSO" is the first Space mission devoted to the investigation of cosmic rays and neutrinos of extreme energy (E > 5 x 10e19 eV), using the Earth's atmosphere as a giant detector, the detection being performed by looking at the streak of fluorescence light produced when such a particle interacts with the Earth's atmosphere.
EUSO is a mission of the European Space Agency ESA, and it is currently under "Phase A" study with a goal for a three year mission starting in 2009. EUSO will be accommodated, as an external payload of the Columbus module, on the ISS International Space Station. - Categories: telescope high_energy particles physics space

Einstein Data Archive (SAO, Cambridge, MA)
The Einstein Observatory was a satellite based imaging X-ray telescope in operation from November 1978 to April 1981. The focal plane detectors included two Imaging Proportional Counters (IPC), three High Resolution Imagers, an Objective Grating Spectrometer (OGS), a Focal Plane Crystal Spectrometer (FPCS) and a Solid State Spectrometer (SSS). The most commonly used instrument was the IPC, which made nearly 4000 observations of astronomical sources. This page gives access to the Einstein data archive (catalogs, high level products, raw data). - Categories: center high_energy

Einstein Observatory (HEAO-2)
The second of NASA's three High Energy Astrophysical Observatories, HEAO 2, renamed Einstein after launch, was the first fully imaging X-ray telescope put into space. The few arcsecond angular resolution, the field-of-view of tens of arcminutes, and a sensitivity several 100 times greater than any mission before it provided, for the first time, the capability to image extended objects, diffuse emission, and to detect faint sources. It was also the first X-ray NASA mission to have a Guest Observer program. Overall, it was a key mission in X-ray astronomy and its scientific outcome completely changed the view of the X-ray sky. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

European X-ray Observatory Satellite (EXOSAT at ESTEC, ESA)
The Exosat satellite was operational from May 1983 until April 1986 and in that time made 1780 observations in the X-ray band of most classes of astronomical object. The payload consisted of three instruments that produced spectra, images and light curves in various energy bands. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Extreme UltraViolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive (at HEASARC)
A copy of the EUVE Final Archive is at HEASARC for the service of the community of high-enregy astrophysicists. - Categories: center high_energy

Falling into a Black Hole
In which we fall into a black hole on a real free fall orbit. All distortions of images are real, both general relativistic from the gravitational bending of light, and special relativistic from the near light speed orbit. After you are done dying at the central singularity of the black hole, feel free to explore more about the Schwarzschild geometry, about wormholes, and about the collapse of a black hole. - Categories: education high_energy physics

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)
The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside Cambridge, MA (USA). Located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins, the FLWO has the following facilities: * The 6.5-meter MMT (256-inch) , a joint facility operated with the University of Arizona, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. * The 1.5-meter (60-inch) and 1.2-meter (48-inch) reflector telescopes, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. * The 1.3-meter(51-inch) PAIRITEL (Peters Automated IR Imaging Telescope, ex-2MASS) reflector, for infrared observations, especially of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae and other variable sources. * The 10-meter optical Gamma-ray reflector telescope. Also visit VERITAS. * The IOTA Telescopes, used for optical and infrared interferometry (in collaboration with several institutions). * The HAT (Hungarian Automated Telescope) network of optical refractor telescopes, used for robotic observations of the night sky. - Categories: telescope high_energy infrared optical

GRB Coordinates Network (GCN)
The GRB Coordinates Network (used to be called BACODINE) system (1) calculates RA,Dec coordinate positions of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) detected with BATSE and distributes those positions around the world in real time -- a few seconds! -- so that other instruments can make follow-up observations in other wavebands while the burst is still bursting! (2) distributes locations of GRBs detected by other spacecraft. (3) distributes reports follow-up observations made by ground-based optical and radio observers.
These three functions provide a one-stop shopping network for follow-up sites and GRB researchers. - Categories: misc high_energy

GSFC's Exploration of the Universe Division (EUD)
NASA-GSFC's Exploration of the Universe Division conducts and supports astroparticle (gamma-ray and cosmic-ray), X-ray, gravitational-wave, observational cosmology, exoplanet and stellar astrophysics research. - Categories: center high_energy infrared planetary space ultraviolet

Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch (NRL)
The mission of the Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch of the Space Science Division (SSD), at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is to conduct a broadly-based research program relating to the gamma-ray and cosmic-ray enviroment and the use of gamma ray and energetic particle detection systems in space. - Categories: dept high_energy

Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)
The GLAST Mission is under study for flight in the first decade of the next century. GLAST is a next generation high-energy gamma-ray observatory designed for making observations of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy band extending from 10 MeV to more than 100 GeV. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Ginga (ex Astro-C)
Astro-C, renamed Ginga (Japanese for 'galaxy'), was launched from the Kagoshima Space Center on 5 February 1987. The primary instrument for observations was the Large Area Counter (LAC). Ginga was the third Japanese X-ray astronomy mission, following Hakucho and Tenma. Ginga reentered the Earth's atmosphere on 1 November 1991. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

High Energy Astrophysics Division (SAO)
The Division's main focus is on X-ray astronomy via observations of high-energy sources with instruments aboard satellites, rockets, and the Space Shuttle; and development of new instrumentation for future space missions to address the processes involved in generating x-rays, the amount of matter in the universe, and the origin, evolution, and the ultimate fate of the universe. The AXAF Science Center The AXAF HRC project The AXAF Mission Support Team The ROSAT Science Data Center The PROS/XRAY Data Analysis Software The Einstein Data Center The Spectrum-X Gamma Coordination Facility The Solar and Stellar X-ray Group The Astrophysics Data System Project The Einline Database Service The SIMBAD Database Service The Quasar Energy Distribution Team The Supernova Remnant Group The Energetic X-Ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) The Large Area X-Ray Spectroscopy Mission (LAXSM) Galaxy Clusters at the Center for Astrophysics Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies The Everyday Classroom Tools Project The SAO Summer Intern Program Science Education and Outreach HEAD Lunch Talks Preprints of HEAD papers - Categories: dept high_energy

High Energy Astrophysics Observatories (HEASARC. GSFC. NASA)
Comprehensive list of satellites with high energy astrophysics instrumentation. Includes images from these missions. - Categories: telescope high_energy pictures space

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)
The purpose of the HEASARC is to support a multi-mission archive facility in high energy astrophysics for scientists all over the world. Data from space-borne instruments on spacecraft, such as ROSAT, ASCA (formerly Astro-D), GRO (Compton), BBXRT, HEAO 1, HEAO 2 (Einstein), EXOSAT, and XTE are provided, along with a knowledgeable science-user support staff and tools to analyze mutliple datasets. The HEASARC activity is a joint effort between the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA)and the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC). (there is also a Gopher ) - Categories: center high_energy space

High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy (HEGRA)
The HEGRA experiment (High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy) is mainly devoted to the study of VHE gamma ray emmision (in the range between 5*1011 eV and 1016 eV) produced either by galactic and extragalactic objects. The experiment also studies the origin and nature of cosmic rays in this energy range. It is located at The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at LA Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) as a guest of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) . - Categories: dept high_energy

High Energy Stereoscopic System Project (HESS)
H.E.S.S. is a next-generation system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the 100 GeV energy range. The name emphasizes two main features of the proposed installation, namely the simultaneous observation of air showers with several telescopes, under different viewing angles, and the combination of telescopes to a large system to increase the effective detection area for gamma rays. H.E.S.S. will allow to explore gamma-ray sources with intensities at a level of a few thousandth parts of the flux of the Crab nebula. H.E.S.S. is located in Namibia, near the Gamsberg, an area well known for its excellent optical quality. The first of the four telescopes of Phase I of the H.E.S.S. project went into operation in Summer 2002; all four should be complete by 2004. - Categories: telescope high_energy

High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE-2)
The High Energy Transient Explorer is a small scientific satellite designed to detect and localize gamma-ray bursts. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment (HEXTE)
The High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment is one of 3 common-user instruments on board the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) which was launched on 1995 December 30. The HEXTE is sensitive to X-rays from 15 to 250 keV and is able to time-tag photons in this energy range to 8 microseconds. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

INACTIVE LINK ? - 338 --- High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Detector (HiRes)
The HiRes detector - an atmospheric fluorescence detector: HiRes currently consists of two sites on top of two mountains separated by 13km in western Utah. - Categories: telescope high_energy

High-Energy Physics Web Sites (a resource list from CERN) - Categories: physics high_energy

High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) - Categories: physics high_energy

IKI, Moscow - High Energy Astrophysics
High Energy Astrophysics department at IKI, Moscow, is carrying out research in various fields of X-ray astronomy: physical processes in the vicinity of compact sources of x-ray emission, x-ray observations using Russian space observatories MIR/KVANT and GRANAT, development of scientific instrumentation for the SPECTRUM-X-GAMMA mission and ALPHA space station, participation in the INTEGRAL project. - Categories: dept high_energy

INTEGRAL Science Data Centre
The INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) is a medium size mission of the European Space Agency dedicated to gamma-ray astronomy. The INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC) located in Geneva is the link between the astronomical community at large and the INTEGRAL spacecraft. - Categories: center high_energy survey

INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL)
ESA's INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory is detecting some of the most energetic radiation that comes from space. It is the most sensitive gamma-ray observatory ever launched. INTEGRAL is an ESA mission in cooperation with Russia and the United States. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF)
The main IRAF distribution includes a good selection of programs for general image processing and graphics, plus a large number of programs for the reduction and analysis of optical and IR astronomy data (the "NOAO" packages). Other external or layered packages are available for applications such as data acquisition or handling data from other observatories and wavelength regimes such as the Hubble Space Telescope (optical), EUVE (extreme ultra-violet), or ROSAT and AXAF (X-ray). These external packages are distributed separately from the main IRAF distribution but can be easily installed. The IRAF system also includes a complete programming environment for scientific applications, which includes a programmable Command Language scripting facility, the IMFORT Fortran/C programming interface, and the full SPP/VOS programming environment in which the portable IRAF system and all applications are written. - Categories: software high_energy infrared optical ultraviolet

Imagine the Universe
This site is dedicated to a discussion about our Universe... what we know about it, how it is evolving, and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains. Just as importantly, we also discuss how scientists know what they know, what mysteries remain, and how they might one day find the answers to these questions. This site is intended primarily for ages 14 and up. If you are interested in a lower level, more basic discussion about astronomy and space exploration, try our StarChild site. It may have just what you are looking for! - Categories: education high_energy

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan) - Astronomy Group (ISAS-Japan)
ISAS Astronomy Projects/Missions: Ginga, ASCA, ASTRO-E,IRTS, IRIS, BICE, ISO, YOHKOH, VSOP(Space VLBI). - Categories: dept high_energy

Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio (IAFE)
IAFE is an Institute devoted to the research in the areas of Astronomy, Solar Physics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Atomic Collisions and Relativistic Quantum Field Theories and Gravitation. Besides the Institute takes part in international interinstitutional instrumental projects. The objective of the Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics in Buenos-Aires, Argentina, is to constitute a multidisciplinary group of astronomers, physicists and engineers, whose work be centered on astrophysical problems not covered by other national institutions. Besides, through the requirements imposed by the non classical astronomical experiments, to carry on technological developements, mainly in the area of electronics, transferable to other sectors of the scientific-technological system of the country.
The Investigation Projects are: Astronomy, Solar Physics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Relativistic Quantum Field Theories and Gravitation, and Atomic Collisions. - Categories: dept high_energy physics solar

Interactive Stereo Visualizations of Cosmic Ray Showers (AIRES Shower Visuals)
This has movies and animated 3d models of cosmic ray showers simulated by the AIRES package. You can see how a shower started by a gamma ray differs from one started by an iron nucleus, and so on. Software used to make the pictures are also available. - Categories: pictures high_energy particles physics software space

INACTIVE LINK ? - 160 --- LECS Instrument on BeppoSAX (SAX, ESTEC, ESA)
SAX is devoted to systematic, integrated and comprehensive studies of galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources in the energy band 0.1 - 200 keV; the observational goal to be addressed is to continue and expand upon previous spectral and timing observations of celestial sources in those areas for which the existing information is missing or inadequate and will remain uncovered in the foreseable future. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

LEicester Database and Archive Service (LEDAS)
LEDAS provides an on-line astronomical database service, access to archive data from high-energy astrophysics satellite missions, including EXOSAT, Ginga, ROSAT, ASCA and Chandra and scientific support for guest observers. - Categories: center high_energy

Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (INFN, Italy)
Underground laboratory for Particle Physics and Astrophysics. The server includes information about the experiments: - Categories: dept high_energy

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Physics Directorate (LLNL) - Categories: physics dept high_energy

Low Energy Gamma-Ray Imager (LEGRI)
LEGRI is a payload for the first mission of the Spanish MINISAT platform. The objective of LEGRI is to demonstrate the viability of HgI2 detectors for space astronomy, providing imaging and spectroscopical capabilities in the 10-100 keV range. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

MOnitoring X-ray Experiment (MOXE)
The MOnitoring X-ray Experiment (MOXE) is an X-ray all-sky monitor to be launched on the Russian Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite. It will monitor several hundred X-ray sources on a daily basis, and will be the first instrument to monitor the complete X-ray sky simultaneously. MOXE is built by Los Alamos Nat Lab, Goddard Space Flight Center and Space Research Institute (Moscow). - Categories: telescope high_energy space

MPE Garching site for COMPTEL (onboard Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory)
Local project documentation and utilities as well as collaboration-wide information sources are maintained by the MPE COMPTEL people for: COMPTEL Data Reduction Group work: documents, scientific results and utilities used by the data analysts, the processing team and the scientists. COMPASS software system work : technical and management documents, used and maintained by the MPE software team. the local computing environment : documents on system configuration, maintained by the MPE/RZG software team. MPE - COMPTEL People Matters: the weekly activity list individual 'home pages' - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik - Categories: dept high_energy

Multiwavelength Milky Way
Images of the Milky Way galaxy in the light of several spectral lines and continuum bands, spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to high-energy gamma-ray, are presented. The display is interactive, allowing zooming and panning of the images, each of which covers the entire sky within ten degrees of the Galactic plane. Explanatory text and links to the data sources and references are included. The Multiwavelength Milky Way site is an educational service of the Astrophysics Data Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. - Categories: education high_energy optical pictures radio survey

NASA National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)
The primary responsibility of the NSSDC is to further the use of NASA spaceflight mission data. The NSSDC also provides data from some ground-based and non-NASA sources which are considered to be important adjuncts to the NASA space-based data. The Data Center maintains and distributes documentation, indexes and catalogs about the data in its archives, and similar information about important space mission datasets maintained by other institutions. The NSSDC's Astronomy and Astrophysics Home Page offers information about online data and services, including access to a WAIS-searchable index of more than 700 astronomical catalogs; high-level project descriptions for such projects as ASCA, ROSAT, EUVE, HST, and COBE; and links to many other popular astronomy and astrophysics resources. - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical particles radio ultraviolet

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)
Research tool providing access to a broad range of published extragalactic data. NED is continuously being updated and augmented. It is the systematic merger of major catalogs of extragalactic objects covering all wavelengths, and of object lists appearing in the refereed literature.
NED contains about 800,000 objects, along with names, redshifts, positions, bibliographic references, photometric measurements, and notes. The Web interface of NED started recently serving images of objects at various wavelengths. - Categories: center abstracts bibliography high_energy infrared optical radio ultraviolet

NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library (NCSA ADIL)
The purpose of the NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library is to collect fully processed astronomical images in FITS format format and make them available to the research community and the general public via the World Wide Web. The collection contains images from research observatories all over the world and taken at all wavebands. - Categories: library center education high_energy infrared optical pictures radio ultraviolet

INACTIVE LINK ? - 187 --- Nonproliferation and International Security (NIS/LANL)
The interests in astrophysics of the Astrophysics and Radiation Measurements Group (NIS-2) focus on gamma-ray bursts, x-ray binaries, accretion- and rotation-powered pulsars, neutron star dynamics, atomic processes in astrophysical sources, soft x-ray and EUV backgrounds, and EUV and soft x-ray transients such as flare stars.
An important mission of the group is to develop new types of optical, ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma-ray detectors for ground and space applications. The group has flown high-energy instruments on Pioneer Venus Orbiter, the ISEE-3 (ICE), P78-1, Vela satellites, and the Japanese satellite Ginga. The group is currently developing experiments for several scientific missions including the X-ray Multimirror Mission (XMM), High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE), MARS-96, and the MOXE all sky x-ray monitor on the Russian Spectrum X-Gamma satellite project, and is the lead institution operating the Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors (ALEXIS) satellite and its wide field-of-view ultrasoft x-ray telescope array.
The group is actively participating in Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) and Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) research through several guest investigator projects, and is also involved in establishing the growing-up Fenton Hill Observatory in the Jemez mountains, which includes an ultra-high-energy gamma-ray telescope, Milagro. - Categories: physics high_energy space

POLAR Spacecraft
Exloring through the Solar Cycle. Instruments: Plasma Waves Investigation (PWI), Magnetic Fields Experiment (MFE), Toroidal Imaging Mass-Angle Spectrograph (TIMAS), Electric Fields Investigation (EFI), Thermal Ion Dynamics Experiment (TIDE), Ultraviolet Imager (UVI), Visible Imaging System (VIS), Polar Ionospheric X-Ray Imaging Experiment (PIXIE), Charge and Mass Magnetosperic Ion Composition Experiment (CAMMICE), Comprehensive Energetic-Particle Pitch-Angle Distribution - Source/Loss Cone Energetic Particle Spectrometer (CEPPAD/SEPS), Hot Plasma Analyzer (HYDRA). - Categories: telescope high_energy optical particles space ultraviolet

Planetary Data System (PDS)
The PDS archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science. Its purpose is to ensure the long-term usability of NASA data and to stimulate advanced research. PDS is continually upgrading and updating its archives, to better serve the needs of its user communities. - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical particles radio ultraviolet

Purdue University High Energy Astrophysics (HEAp) - Categories: dept high_energy

Roentgen Satellite (X-ray satellite) operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

ROSAT All Sky Survey (RASS at MPE)
The ROSAT All-Sky X-ray Survey was obtained during 1990/1991 using the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC) in combination with the ROSAT X-ray Telescope (XRT). - Categories: survey high_energy

ROSAT Guest Observer Facility (ROSAT)
The ROSAT Science Data Center (RSDC) is responsible for execution of the guest investigator program, including such activities as providing assistance in the preparation of proposals, the receiving, processing, and distributing ROSAT pointed data, and providing facilities for the scientific analysis of these data. - Categories: center high_energy space

ROentgen SATellite (ROSAT at GSFC. NASA)
ROSAT, the ROentgen SATellite, is an X-ray observatory developed through a cooperative program between the Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The satellite was designed and is operated by Germany, and was launched by the United States on June 1, 1990. - Categories: telescope space high_energy

RXTE Guest Observer Facility (GFSC)
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) is a satellite that observes the fast-moving, high-energy worlds of black holes, neutron stars, X-ray pulsars and bursts of X-rays that light up the sky and then disappear forever. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment (RICE)
A prototype ultra-high energy neutrino detector/obervatory located at the South Pole. RICE consists of an array of radio antennas buried deep in the ice which detect coherent Cherenkov emission from electromagnetic cascades produced as a by product of ultra-high energy neutrino interactions. - Categories: telescope high_energy other_astronomy physics

Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI, ex-HESSI)
RHESSI's primary mission is to explore the basic physics of particle acceleration and explosive energy release in solar flares. RHESSI is a NASA Small Explorer. RHESSI was launched on February 5, 2002. - Categories: telescope high_energy solar space

Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE)
ROTSE is an experimental program to search for astrophysical optical transients on time scales of a fraction of a second to a few hours. This is an area of astronomical science that has been relatively unexplored until now. The primary incentive for this research is to find the optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Two sets of instruments are now under construction: ROTSE-I, a 4-fold camera array using telephoto lenses to cover a 16 degree by 16 degree field of view and ROTSE-II, a pair of 0.45 meter aperture telescopes to cover a 2 degree by 2 degree field of view. The expected sensitivities of these two systems is expected to be m_v ~ 15 and 18 respectively. - Categories: misc high_energy optical telescope

Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE)
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (1995-present) is designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

SAO Telescope Data Center (RVSAO, RGSC, SKYMAP Software)
Includes software packages: RVSAO, an IRAF package for finding radial velocities from spectra; RGSC a program for searching the Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog; SKYMAP a program for mapping star catalogs onto the sky; STAR a program for searching star catalogs - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical software

Soft X-Ray Telescope onboard Yohkoh Satellite, ISAS, Japan (description at LMSAL, USA)
Yohkoh (" Sunbeam" in Japanese) is a satellite of the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) dedicated to high-energy observations of the Sun, specifically of flares and other coronal disturbances - Categories: telescope high_energy solar space

Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC)
The SDAC at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center serves current solar ground- and spaced-based imagery, text, figures, maps, and tables of NASA eclipse bulletins, solar flare data from the Compton GRO BATSE experiment and the Yohkoh spacecraft, and science operations planning information for the SOHO Science Working Team.... and more to come. - Categories: center high_energy infrared optical particles pictures solar space ultraviolet

Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE)
STACEE is a new experiment for detecting gamma-rays with energies from 20 to 300 GeV, corresponding to the last unopened window in the electromagnetic spectrum. STACEE will use a the heliostats available at a large solar power facility to collect Cherenkov light that results from gamma-ray air showers. STACEE is currently under development and should be operational sometime in 1997 or 1998. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Solar-Terrestrial Physics Home Page (STP)
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center home page. Includes several various STP disciplines within the Center: geomagnetism, Iononosphere, Solar and Upper Atmosphere, and two satellite programs: GOES and DMSP. DMSP is a two satellite constellation of near-polar orbiting, sun-synchronous satellites monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and solar-terrestrial physics environments. NGDC maintains an archive of all data recorded on DMSP satellites as relayed to NGDC by Air Force Global Weather Central. Data from March 1992 to March 1994, are considered to be experimental. After March 1994, the system should be fully operational. - Categories: center dept high_energy infrared optical particles radio solar space ultraviolet

Spectrum-X-Gamma Coordination facility (SXG. University of Harvard)
Spectrum-X-Gamma (SXG) is an international high-energy astrophysics observatory which is being built under the leadership of the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI). The US SXG CF supports the US astronomical community in obtaining information about SXG, proposing for and making SXG observations, and performing archival research using the SXG archive - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Standard Objects For Astronomy (SOFA)
Site with links to Standard Object Resources classified according to observing techniques and wavelength domains. Created by Patrice Corporon; now maintained by Shashikiran Ganesh and Anatoly Miroshnichenko. (Indian mirror; US mirror) - Categories: other_astronomy center high_energy infrared optical radio ultraviolet

Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Moscow)- Relativistic Astrophysics Department (SAI)
Relativistic Astrophysics Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute. - Categories: dept high_energy

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO at Queen's University)
SNO is an astronomical neutrino observatory that is being built below ground in the deepest section of INCO Limited's Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is an international collaboration of scientists from Canada, USA and UK. Information services are available at - Categories: telescope high_energy

Super-Kamiokande is a joint Japan-US collaboration to construct the world's largest underground neutrino observatory. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Swift Gamma Ray Burst Mission
Swift is a three-telescope space observatory (gamma-ray telescope, X-ray telescope, and ultraviolet/optical telescope) for studying gamma ray bursts. Scheduled launch: October 7, 2004. - Categories: telescope high_energy optical space ultraviolet

Telescope Array Project
A project of ground-based detector for Astrophysics. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Texas A&M University. High Energy Physics Group
Information server operated by the High Energy Physics Group at Texas A&M University - Categories: physics high_energy

UK Dark Matter Collaboration (PPARC, UK)
The UK Dark Matter Collaboration is a consortium of astrophysicists and particle physicists, conducting experiments with the ultimate goal of detecting rare scattering events which would occur if the Galactic dark matter consists largely of a new heavy neutral particle. - Categories: dept high_energy

Uhuru Satellite (GSFC. NASA)
Uhuru was the first earth-orbiting mission dedicated entirely to celestial X-ray astronomy. It was launched on 12 December 1970 into an orbit of about 560 km apogee, 520 km perigee, 3 degrees inclination, with a period of 96 minutes. The mission ended in March 1973.
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.goV/docs/uhuru/uhuru.html - Categories: telescope high_energy space

Ulysses Mission (ESA and NASA)
The Ulysses Mission is the first spacecraft to explore interplanetary space at high solar latitudes. Ulysses is a joint endeavor of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA. Instruments include: Magnetometer (VHM/FGM), Solar Wind Plasma Experiment (SWOOPS), Solar Wind Ion Composition Instrument (SWICS), Unified Radio and Plasma Wave Instrument (URAP), Energetic Particle Instrument (EPAC), Low-Energy Ion and Electron Experiment (HISCALE), Cosmic Ray and Solar Particle Instrument (COSPIN), Solar X-ray and Cosmic Gamma-Ray Burst Instrument (GRB). - Categories: telescope high_energy particles radio solar space

University of California, Riverside - High Energy Astrophysics (UCR)
Information on current research in High Energy Astrophysics being conducted at the University of California, Riverside. - Categories: dept education high_energy

University of New Hampshire - High Energy Astrophysics Group
COMPTEL Project. - Categories: dept high_energy space

X-Ray Astronomy Data Center at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
Research activities, data center services, and databases related to the X-ray satellite ROSAT at the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics. - Categories: center high_energy

X-Ray Timing Explorer (XTE. GSFC.NASA)
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer is a Goddard mission which was launched on December 30th, 1995. RXTE is designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution. Time scales from microseconds to months are covered in an instantaneous spectral range from 2 to 250 keV. It is designed for a required lifetime of two years, with a goal of five years. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

X-Ray WWW Server (Uppsala Univ.)
The Server makes available bibliographies and databases related to x-ray spectroscopic physics. In particular, the Henke database of atomic scattering factors can be downloaded. Also, this is the site for the Atomic and Molecular Core- Edge Excitation Database and Bibliography, compiled originally by A.P. Hitchcock, and prepared by Hitchcock and Mancini for electronic distribution (COREXDB). A simple bibliographic search mechanism has been implemented for the COREX bibliography. A visualization mechanism is currently being developed to allow Web Browsers to preview datafiles as in-line GIFs before choosing to download. - Categories: center high_energy

X-rays from Hot Massive Stars (XMEGA)
This site is a central location for scientists interested in the problem of X-ray emission from hot, massive stars. It contains a list of current observational projects and planned observations. Schedules of currently planned X-ray observations are also included for those interested in providing ground-based coordinated observations. - Categories: misc high_energy

XAsssist (JHU Astrophysics)
XAssist is a software package to automate the analysis of X-ray astrophysical data. Current emphasis is on Chandra data. ASCA and ROSAT are also supported and support for XMM-Newton will be added.
This software is capable of data reduction, reprocessing, source detection, and prelimenary spatial, spectral and temporal analysis of the sources. - Categories: software high_energy

XMM-Newton (ESA)
The European Space Agency's X-ray Multi-Mirror satellite is the most powerful X-ray telescope ever placed in orbit. It has an unprecedented sensitivity and the mission will help solve many cosmic mysteries, ranging from enigmatic black holes to the formation of galaxies. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (XMM, ESA)
ESA s X-ray Multi Mirror mission XMM-Newtion is the second Cornerstone in ESA's Long Term Scientific Programme. With a large collecting area of its mirrors and the high sensitivity of its cameras, XMM-Newton is expected to increase radically our understanding of high-energy sources - clues to a mysterious past, and keys to understanding the future of the Universe. - Categories: telescope high_energy space

XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (XMM SSC)
The XMM Survey Science Centre (SSC) has responsibilities within the XMM project in three main areas: - Categories: center high_energy space survey

XMM-Newton catalogue interface (XCAT-DB)
The Xcat-db is a public interface of the XMM-Newton serendipitous source satalogue constructed by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre ( SSC) on behalf of ESA.
The Xcat-db has been optimized to make complex queries including constraints on correlated data patterns.
A large number of products related to the catalogue entries can be browsed and downloaded. CDS databases can also be queried in relation with selected X-Ray data.
3 other XMM-Newton catalogue interfaces are also available ( XSA, LEDAS and VizieR). - Categories: center high_energy space

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