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SkyView Main Page Update

You may have noticed that the SkyView homepage has changed. We wanted to add a new feature and decided it was time for a little re-arranging. The new feature is a table listing SkyView local and remote surveys and their … Continue reading

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Can you help me find a star?

We often receive email messages asking for help finding a star. In this post we will give instructions for displaying an image of a star in SkyView, as well as provide further tips for finding the star on a star chart and … Continue reading

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SkyView system downtime scheduled for October 27-28

A significant downtime is  planned for the weekend of October 27-28 to upgrade computer facilities.  HEASARC/SkyView services may be down for a substantial fraction of the weekend. The downtime will start at 12:00pm EST Saturday October 27 and will last … Continue reading

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SkyView system downtime has been postponed

The system downtime previously scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled and tentatively rescheduled for no earlier than October 13-14, 2012.

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SkyView system downtime September 21-23

A significant downtime is currently planned for the weekend of September 21-23 to upgrade computer facilities.  HEASARC/SkyView services may be down for a substantial fraction of the weekend.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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SkyView cache problems

A data disk used to cache survey data filled up over the weekend resulting in the inability to generate images for many surveys. We have cleared space on the disk and SkyView is now back to normal.  We apologize for … Continue reading

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Short downtime

SkyView was unavailable for a couple of hours this morning due to hardware maintenance. We mistakenly thought that it would not affect the site so we did not give any advanced warning. We apologize for that and the inconvenience.

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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 … Continue reading

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SkyView Allsky Images from Gamma-ray to Radio

We have been thinking of ways to add more educational aspects to the SkyView website and our first step was to create a slide show of survey data that cover the entire sky. This first image set is in equatorial … Continue reading

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SkyView system usage

The number of SkyView queries has increased by a factor of 5 over the last year and with our recent move to a virtual machine architecture we have been able to accommodate this growth. However we experienced a spike in … Continue reading

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