SkyView has been updated to v3.5.6 today. This release mostly addresses various security vulnerabilities. It also features an updated header and footer, a fix to the 400 Bad Request Error (users should no longer receive this error or have to clear cookies), and a revised color scheme for the data status box to make it more accessible.
This is a spotlight on the work of one of our SkyView users: this user developed an open source function in Wolfram Mathematica to obtain SkyView images. Check it out here!
We have just released the latest update to SkyView that now includes an additional optical dataset from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). This survey has covered roughly 90% of the sky in its first two years, aiming for 50 ppm photometric precision on stars with TESS magnitude 9-15. The data are served in HiPS format from CDS and were generated from the TESS FFI images by Ethan Kruse. Below shows the full sky in a mollweide projection, missing only some regions too near the ecliptic.
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SkyView has been updated to v3.5.4 today. This version contains changes to exception handling when submitting a query, i.e. more detailed error messages when requests to remote servers fail and when the requested image size is too large. Sometimes a request to a remote server fails because the remote data source is down, so please check the gray box on the SkyView homepage to verify the availability of that service. As always, please contact us via the feedback form if any issues or bugs are discovered.
Update: The SkyView hardware upgrade has been successfully completed. Thank you for your patience, and please let us know if you encounter any issues or lags with the service through our feedback form.
Update: The SkyView hardware upgrade has been postponed to Wednesday, October 21, at 1pm ET. At that time SkyView will be unavailable for approximately one hour and 15 minutes. We encountered some technical difficulties in transitioning to a new storage system – thank you for your patience!
Update: The SkyView hardware upgrade has been postponed again until some time next week (exact time will be updated soon). At that time SkyView will be unavailable for approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Thank you for your patience!
Update: The SkyView hardware upgrade has been postponed until Monday, October 5, 2020 at 10:30am ET. At that time SkyView will be unavailable for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
The SkyView website will be unavailable Monday, September 28, 2020 from approximately 12:15pm to 1:30pm as we upgrade our hardware to include newer and faster disks.