CDA - Contributed Datasets
- The archive is fully functional.
Reprocessing IV has been completed in December 2014.
- ASCDSVER: 10.10
- CALDBVER: 4.9.5
- Electrical Outage on 07/28/21
There will be a planned electrical outage Wednesday, July 28 2021, 8:00PM - 10:00PM EDT. During this time period ChaSeR and other archive interfaces will be unavailable.
- Downtime on 6/12/21
Due to electrical work, the public interfaces of the Chandra Data Archive will not be available on Saturday 6/12 from 4 AM to 9 PM.
- Repro V Begins
The fifth major reprocessing of the archive (Repro V) has started! Details can be found here.
- Archival Target Names
Details on the replacement of archival "bad" target names can be found here
- Past Notices
Contribute the Data Behind Figures and Tables in Pubished Papers
Authors who have processed Chandra images or other pertinent and valuable datasets that
are essential to their scientific publications are welcome to submit such datasets for
storage at the Chandra Data Archive site, although those authors seeking permanent storage
are encouraged to consider alternative data hosting services like those provided by
Figshare, etc. We are particularly interested in the
digital data that are represented in the figures and tables of published papers.
An example of such dataset can be accessed here.
Requests for storing these special datasets may be submitted to
We ask that users kindly provide:
- an explanation of the data and context
- a tarfile containing a self-contained web tree:
- an index.html file that provides an explanation of the dataset
and all access to the dataset's files
- a subdirectory with the actual data files; all access to the
dataset's files need to go through the index file; see the
example mentioned above
- a PDF copy of the paper (this will not be published by us,
but provides us the information needed to create the necessary links)
List of contributed datasets:
The pre-packaged datasets of the Chandra Deep Fields are also available
in this category: