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Code 400, “Bad Request” error

Our system administrators have resolved a problem where users would occasionally get a code 400, “Bad Request” message when accessing SkyView (and other HEASARC sites). Tracking tools required by NASA policy were creating cookies that were too large for our … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.2.3 Beware the Ides of March!

Over the next few days (as early as noon 3/15) the SkyView servers will be transitioning to requiring secure HTTP, i.e., HTTPS, URLs to access SkyView services.  This is part of a mandated transition of all NASA (and indeed all … Continue reading

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SkyView downtime October 4, 2016

SkyView was down from about 9:00am to 2:30pm today due to a problem encountered while updating the SkyView servers.  SkyView operations should now be back to normal. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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NASA SkyView vs SkyView

We often get email requesting  help downloading and using SkyView on the iPhone and other devices.  We thought we would try to clear up some apparent confusion.  These questions refer to a smart phone app that is not associated with NASA SkyView but has the same name … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Speed Bump: V3.1.21

We have released a new version of SkyView (V3.1.21) which  includes changes in the way we gather meta data for image generation. When we build SkyView we  now create a single hash file which associates all survey names and aliases with the appropriate survey descriptions. … Continue reading

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SkyView Hardware Update

Last week SkyView was updated with new hardware. The SkyView interface should look the same but behind the scenes this update may add a bit more speed to queries but will mostly provide a more robust computing environment, more space for caching query … Continue reading

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IRAS image of Saturn

We have had a lot of interest in images centered on coordinates 13h 45m 18.2s, -08d 13m 07s recently.  SkyView images of this area in the sky using the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) survey are often added to the SkyView Image … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.1.14: VLA FIRST (1.4 GHz) survey update

SkyView version 3.1.14 has been released with a change that affects FIRST survey images. It was brought to our attention that some FIRST images generated using SkyView differed from images generated via the FIRST web server. We investigated and found … Continue reading

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SkyView release v3.1.12

We have released SkyView v3.1.12  with 2 enhancements!  This new version adds social network sharing options to the SkyView Image Gallery  and a helpful option to the Overlays section of the main SkyView Query form. Facebook and Twitter Share buttons are now displayed with … Continue reading

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We’re Back!

SkyView is back up and running!   We appreciate your patience while we were offline. Here’s a random image submitted by a SkyView user to our Image Gallery.  Enjoy!  

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