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New Release of SkyView

Next week we will be making a major new release of SkyView. This is primarily a structural release where we have centralized the organization of SkyView‘s files. Previously the operational SkyView services used code scattered through a number of directories: … Continue reading

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SkyView, Bzip2 and the SDSS

A couple of years ago the Sloan Digital Sky Survey underwent a major reorganization and completely revamped its data. One of the changes that was made in the transition from SDSS DR7 to SDSS DR8 was that new releases were … Continue reading

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Updated VLA FIRST Survey

We have updated the VLA FIRST data to include many new observations made available at the MAST archive. These are available immediately at our web site. If you would like to use the new data using SkyView-in-a-Jar please download the … Continue reading

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Swift BAT 70 Month Survey Available in SkyView

A new release of the Swift BAT all sky survey is now available. This has data from the first 70 months of the Swift mission. It is much more sensitive than the 9 month surveys that we had heretofore. Both … Continue reading

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Planck Now Available Through SkyView

SkyView now provides access to the Planck all-sky survey data in nine frequency bands from 30 to 857 GHz. Currently we are using the data as released by the Planck team–a single file for each band. This requires SkyView to … Continue reading

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Planck data in SkyView

This week we will be adding all-sky surveys from the Planck mission to SkyView. Planck provides nine all-sky images in the range from roughly 30-1000 GeV. While many Planck science goals relate to cosmology, Planck’s resolution approaches that of IRAS, … Continue reading

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Gallery changes

We’re changing the way the User Image Gallery is organized so that you can use it more effectively. Previously we’d set up the gallery so that the last 9 images were on the first page, the previous nine on the … Continue reading

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Error accessing GRANT-SIGMA survey

A typo in the survey description had disabled the GRANT/SIGMA survey. This is now fixed. I apologize for the error.

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SkyView access to UKIDSS survey data

SkyView users may now generate images using the public UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) data. While UKIDSS data is available in only a fraction (14%) of the sky, it goes much deeper and has higher resolution than the 2MASS … Continue reading

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SkyView support for ZPN projection

As part of integrating UKIDSS data into SkyView, we have added support for the Zenithal Polynomial, ZPN, projection. In this projection the angular distance between a point on the sky and the reference position is transformed to a distance from … Continue reading

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