SkyView Image Gallery – over 10,000 images

Did you know that the image displayed on the SkyView home page is a random image selected from the SkyView Image Gallery which features images created by SkyView users? If you click on the image you can see the specifics – center coordinates, survey, projection, etc. We find it hard to believe we now have over 10,000 images in our gallery and we have seen some truly amazing submissions.

We plan to make some improvements soon to speed up the time it takes to submit the images and to group the images in the gallery so they can be viewed by survey, date, position, etc. We also want to comment more on some of the more unusual images that can be generated in SkyView.

Thank you for your interest in SkyView!

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53 Responses to SkyView Image Gallery – over 10,000 images

  1. Tiskarna says:

    Wow! Really nice photos … It must be a very cool thing to be an astronaut …!

  2. teneriffa ferienwohnung says:

    wow 10,000 images is very big

  3. Kirt says:

    Can someone find Elenin??? it is comet on its way here in the Fall..

    and no one has any pictures?????

  4. Big Rob says:

    Just had a look at the unusual image “DSS2 Blue: 2nd Digitized Sky Survey (Blue)”

    Awesome colors. Can’t work out what those two white things are.

  5. Louisville Roofing says:

    The pictures are amazing but some are so crisp and detailed that it really makes you feel small. And I mean that in good way.

  6. Ashton says:

    Lovely collection you have great post

  7. Joseph Polk says:

    I really enjoyed looking at all of the images. Can I post some of these images, on one of my blogs? Are these royalty free images?

  8. Ricky Mauch says:

    Wow, it’s amazing that all of these stars and photos are stored for refreshing to the public. I could hit refresh for hours. This is awesome!

  9. Tnx for gallery links. I found some very interasting photos.

  10. Jim Campbell says:

    Great idea to explain the “more unusual images”, but in the interim I see that yet another sibling of the great Sirius emulsion-corrector & filter-corrector ghost image of 2011-02-17 has just turned up on 2011-05-21. These Schmidt camera aberrations were causing me to lose sleep until a friend explained to me that the lines and boxes in the sky bubbles weren’t alien technology, but reflection artifacts generated from within the telescope when bright stars were in the FOV.

  11. Gavin says:

    Are the images on Sky View real?? I’m a bit confused

  12. Tom McGlynn says:

    It depends a bit on what you mean by real. All of the images in SkyView are based upon observations of the sky taken by telescopes, cameras or imaging devices of various kinds.

    Users can manipulate the images in ways that wouldn’t be seen in nature, e.g., using creating a three color image using gamma-ray, radio and IR data. They can also add coordinate grids and such that are not ‘real’. When a color table is used, then the colors represent intensity in a way defined by the color table.

    There are artifacts in some images due to the way the image was taken. E.g., there are numerous instances dust, hair and reflections in the DSS plate data which cause some of the more curious images in the gallery. SkyView can also create artifacts, e.g., at the border between two source images when it mosaicks data.

    All of the data has had some level of processing before being put in SkyView and that can cause issues. E.g., in one case that showed up in the Gallery there was a significant difference in one region which had two very bright objects in the IRAS surveys where nothing showed in the IRIS data — nominally based upon the same satellite information. The IRAS and IRIS data are based upon a summation of multiple passes over the sky taken by the IRAS satellite. The IRAS data included a couple of observations or Saturn (which showed up as two distinct sources in one image since it moved a bit in the interval between the two observations which were then combined into a single image). The creators of the IRIS data were not interested in solar system data and preferred to excise these observations to allow a better understanding of the extrasolar infrared sky.

    However subject to all of these caveats, SkyView images do represent what the sky would look in frequencies from the radio through the gamma-rays.

  13. Tom McGlynn says:

    SkyView is primarily designed to look for objects outside the solar system. The SkyMorph system does have some abilities to search for moving targets like Elenin, but it doesn’t have very recent data.

  14. Erik says:

    Nice resource, the images are certainly thought provoking.

  15. Ashton says:

    The actual photos are perfect however, many tend to be therefore sharp as well as comprehensive it truly enables you to really feel little. As well as I am talking about which within great way.

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    my opinion that this gallery is very interesting service for big community of different people. Helpful information, I love such kind of innovations

  17. Afin says:

    To me some pictures are amazing. Thanks for the gallery links.

  18. ben 10 says:

    DSS plate data which cause some of the more curious images in the gallery. SkyView can also create artifacts, e.g., at the border between two source images when it mosaicks data.

  19. Lake District says:

    It is always awe-inspiring to me to see such pictures. The vastness and beauty of space always astounds me. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Laptop Tray says:

    Very usefull and impressive image gallery! I want deseperatly search for such images. Nice resolution too. Thanks for sahring!

  21. Esperanza Gracia says:

    That´s a great photo collection! Also the unusual images don´t left behind.

    Regards

  22. obieefans says:

    Yeah, i have seen these photos few days before. And i guess a couple of months ago NASA released a photo which is 800 MB large. It is a Super duper high resolution picture of moon where you can zoom up to 12 feet. But you must have a computer and processor which can handle such a large image.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    these images are fascinating – i think we all wonder to some degree “what is out there”, and personally i often find myself asking what on earth is out there BEYOND what is out there! if that makes sense! I mean surely it must all end somewhere? But then if it ends, what is beyond the end? Its kind of fun to think about it, but a bit mind-boggling too!

    But these images are a constant source of amazement for many many people. I would like to share them on some of my websites.. is that possible? Or are they protected by copyright?

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  25. Timber Doors says:

    Amazing pictures – quite humbling , they show how small we really are

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  28. Lemmingseo2 says:

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    thx

  29. Gemini traits says:

    I envy that collection, nicely done!

  30. Tim Myers says:

    Good stuff is always a good stuff. Thanks

  31. Harry Grollcott says:

    Thank You. It is useful for my 4 months old website. :)

  32. Buzz, vidéos, images et actualités says:

    Magnificent site. Lots of helpful information here. I am sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you in your sweat!

  33. Tom McGlynn says:

    SkyView images are usually available for personal, non-commercial use. Many are in the public domain. However many others are copyrighted and the copyright status is noted when the image is generated. If you have questions about copyright the survey owners are the parties to contact since SkyView asserts no copyright.
    Tom

  34. Grosfillex says:

    Where can you see these skyview images?

  35. Tom McGlynn says:

    To see the Gallery Images, click on the Gallery link on the SkyView home page.

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  37. como se hace un blog says:

    Hola, muchas gracias por postear tanta informacion, me ha sido muy interesante y ahora mismo lo voy a escribir en mi facebook, saludos!!

  38. Johanna Clutter says:

    This is a really good stuff.. I’ll be linking to this on my blog. Thanks !

  39. Ida Ikuta says:

    When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any method you possibly can take away me from that service? Thanks!

  40. Tom McGlynn says:

    SkyView does not itself copyright its results, but many of the underlying survey datasets are copyrighted. You would need to check with the copyright for the survey[s] associated with whatever images you wish to use.

  41. alquiler de disfraces says:

    Tnx for gallery links. I found some very interasting photos.

  42. Tai game avatar says:

    I have seen these photos few days before. And i guess a couple of months ago NASA released a photo which is 800 MB large. It is a Super duper high resolution picture of moon where you can zoom up to 12 feet.

  43. search engine optimization seo company says:

    The problem is i need a picture of a tank from the view of the sky like in a super nintendo game so i will be able to rotate the image and make it shoot.. I tried typing in “skyview of a tank in google” but im not getting what i want. I just dont have the vocabulary to find what im looking for but i hope you all have the idea of what im talking about. Please help me, tell me what to type in google or paste a link plzz, my game is due in 2 days

  44. Laura says:

    Unfortunately we cannot provide what you are looking for. SkyView enables users to generate images of celestial objects (eg. stars, galaxies) outside the solar system.

    Good luck with your project.

  45. tủ bếp says:

    I quite enjoyed access to space , you beautiful photos , hoping to see Comet 1 times . Thank you .

  46. phần mềm thám tử says:

    beautiful photos
    I love this website

  47. the gioi xe says:

    I quite enjoyed access to space , you beautiful photos , hoping to see Comet 1 times . Thank you .

  48. may rua xe says:

    Skyview a great app for those who love to explore the universe

  49. Tai game dao vang says:

    Skyview a great app for those who love to explore the universe

  50. Sua dieu hoa says:

    my opinion that this gallery is very interesting service for big community of different people. Helpful information, I love such kind of innovations

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