Monthly Archives: January 2009

Constellations in SkyView

One of astronomy’s primary links to the past are the constellations. We’ve just added a set of overlay files that you can use with SkyView’s standalone package to draw constellation boundaries over an image. You can download individual constellation files, … Continue reading

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Clipping the edges

The Clip sampler is useful when users want to exactly preserve flux or to significantly undersample the data. Basically you can think of it as overlaying the new coordinate pixel grid on top of the old pixel grid and integrating … Continue reading

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Where are people interested in?

Occasionally we go back and take a look at where people have asked for images from SkyView. The following image gives the distribution of SkyView requests as a simple Cartesian (RA,Dec) map. The Galactic plane is very prominent, and even … Continue reading

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SkyView 2MASS status

Due to a file system configuration problem some 2MASS images have been unavailable since December 17, 2008.  We are working to fix the situation and should have the 2MASS data back on line soon.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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