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SkyView Gallery Update

To make the SkyView Image Gallery easier to navigate (and faster to load) we have split it up into pages with 18 images per page. Navigation links are at the bottom. Thanks to all of our SkyView users who have … Continue reading

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New Batch Script

For years we have provided two scripts (skvbatch and webquery) that can be used together to run batch SkyView queries.  Recently users have had problems using the scripts due to local firewall issues so we are providing a new script … Continue reading

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New SkyView Image Gallery

We have added an Image Gallery to the site and we welcome your SkyView images. Just click the Add to Gallery button below your generated images and they will be added to the gallery and included in the pool of … Continue reading

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GALEX GR4 data temporarily unavailable

GALEX UV survey GR4 images may not be available at this time due to hardware failure at the remote MAST site.  The most recent notice on the MAST website indicates data will not be available until the week of 8/25/08 … Continue reading

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SkyView Temporarily Unavailable August 18, 2008

SkyView operations were interrupted Monday afternoon August 18, 2008 due to a local network problem. The website was unavailable from approximately 4:00-8:00pm EST. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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FIRST update

We have completed changes to SkyView to accommodate FIRST data changes at the MAST archive. FIRST data file names have changed and files for additional coverage have been added. Both the SkyView web site and SkyView-in-a-Jar file have been updated.

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CRVAL value in FITS file fixed

The bug that caused the incorrect values of FITS CRVAL keywords for fixed projections (described in the previous post) has been fixed.

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Coming Soon: Survey Upload Feature

We are working on the capability to enable users to incorporate their own data into SkyView to take advantage of the geometry engine and image processing tools that SkyView offers. User data can be shared in the SkyView-In-A-Jar application and … Continue reading

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New Release v2.4b

This afternoon we released the new Jar version 2.4b of SkyView. The changes are predominantly internal and are described in a previous post. However, there is one change that affects the SkyView web site. An old feature from the pre-java … Continue reading

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DSS question

Recently we had a query about how SkyView combines data where there is an overlap of plates in the Digitized Sky Survey datasets. The short answer is we don’t, but I thought the longer response might be of general interest. … Continue reading

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