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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 69

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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 69.

CXC Web site: cxc.harvard.edu

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Please use this website to update your address or email: 


1.  Chandra Source Catalog Information

2.  Goddard Email

3.  MARX 4.3 is now available 

4.  COSPAR:  Astrophysical Studies of Neutron Stars

5.  Chandra Deep Field South:  Merged Products for 2000 and 2007 Observations 


Item 1.  Chandra Source Catalog Information

Information about the Chandra Source Catalog project, including the
catalog requirements and associated documents, is now available on
the CXC web site at the following URL:


The catalog web site will be updated regularly as we approach
catalog production and release.

For those who are unfamiliar with the project, the Chandra Source
Catalog will be the definitive catalog of all X-ray sources detected
by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.  The catalog will include fields of
all Galactic latitudes, and sources from the entire detector field of
view, although the first catalog release will be restricted to imaging
data only.

-- Ian Evans for the Chandra Source Catalog project team


Item 2.  Goddard Email

Goddard Scientists:  If your email is changing, please 
use our webpage to provide us with your new email:


Of course, we request that anyone with new contact 
information do the same to keep our lists up to date.

Thanks all.

Nancy Evans

Chandra Director's Office


Item 3.  MARX 4.3 is now available  

MARX is a raytrace program that allows a user to simulate the
on-orbit performance of the Chandra X-ray Observatory for variety of
astrophysical sources.  It can output Chandra EVENT files that may be
processed using standard CIAO tools.  Version 4.3 contains calibration
updates, support for large files, and has been ported to Cygwin and
MacOSX.  The examples on the MARX web pages have been rewritten to
reflect the changes in both MARX 4.3 and the CIAO 4 tools.  See
http://space.mit.edu/cxc/marx/ for more information.

John E. Davis, for the MARX team


Item 4. Astrophysical Studies of Neutron Stars from Multiwavelengths 

                           COSPAR SESSION E11

                       to be held as part of the
                    37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
                     Montreal, Canada, July 13-20, 2008


In recent years, we have seen tremendous progress in the field of neutron star 
research, primarily enabled by multi-wavelength timing, imaging and 
spectroscopic observations with both ground and space-based observatories. 
Along with ground-based radio, optical and infra-red telescopes, an array of 
X-ray and Gamma ray observatories -- such as RXTE, INTEGRAL, Chandra, 
XMM-Newton and SWIFT -- with broad ranging timing, spectral and imaging 
capabilities has opened a new era of multi-wavelength investigations. 
Multi-wavelength observations of the different manifestations of neutron 
stars like radio pulsars, magnetars, isolated neutron stars etc. offer the 
opportunity to investigate a wide range of astrophysical problems including 
the extremes of gravity, density and magnetic field. At the COSPAR assembly 
in Montreal, 2008, we will have an opportunity to bring together researchers 
from diverse fields and gauge the direction of future neutron star research 
existing and coming observatories, such as GLAST and ASTROSAT.

We invite you to participate in this meeting and to submit abstracts for
contributed talks or posters via the COSPAR assembly website

Session E11.

  Important Deadlines:
  Abstract Submission                : 17 Feb 2008
  Applications for Financial Support : 17 Feb 2008
  Early Registration                 : 1 June 2008

Biswajit Paul and Vicky Kaspi for the SOC
Solicited Speakers:
M. McLaughlin, M. Baring, W. Hermsen, S. Zavlin, A. Pellizzoni, Y. Lyubarsky,
F. P. Gavriil, D. Gotz, R. Mignani, M. Muno, E. Amato, P. Slane, G. Pavlov,
F. Haberl, D. Kaplan, R. Turolla, Wynn Ho, A. Watts, M. van der Klis, M. 
R. Hynes, T. Mihara, L. Sidoli, P. Jonker, N. Masetti, S. Watanabe
* Scientific Organizing Committee *
Felix Aharonian, Dipankar Bhattacharya, K. S. Cheng, Andrew Cumming, David 
Alice Harding, Vicky Kaspi, Nobu Kawai, Lucien Kuiper, Maxim Lyutikov, Dick 
Maura McLaughlin, Sandro Mereghetti, Biswajit Paul, Scott Ransom, Bob Rutledge,
Rudy Wijnands, Sylvia Zane


Item 5.  Chandra Deep Field South: Merged Products for 2000 and 2007 

The old 2000 and the new 2007 data from the Chandra Deep Field South
have been custom processed to register all 21 individual observations
astrometrically. For more information, see:


This web page provides several download files for three merged sets -
2000 only, 2007 only, and 2000+2007:

    * Tar file containing the merged event file, exposure map, and image 
    * By-ObsId tar file containing the event list and aspect solution
        for each of the individual ObsIds
    * Full resolution linear three-color image of merged datasets
    * Full resolution enhanced three-color image of merged datasets
    * Smoothed enhanced three-color image of merged datasets

CXC Data Systems


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