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SkyView GOODS preview

We are currently in the process of rolling out 5 new surveys including 13 separate bands to enable SkyView users to take advantage of some of the deepest surveys that have been made of the sky. This is the biggest … Continue reading

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SkyView gets the GOODS

Next week we hope to begin releasing a whole new set of surveys in SkyView. These surveys are from the GOODS regions — the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey. Two regions of the sky (northern and southern hemispheres), relatively devoid … Continue reading

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Features in the Gallery: Who’s the culprit?

This image below (from 2014-01-19) isn’t a mystery. We’re seeing a bright star through some secondary optical path. The star is out of focus — as secondary images normally are — and we see shadows from the optical and support … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.0.2 released

This release fixes a configuration error which made the VLSSr data unavailable.

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SkyView version 3.0.1 released.

This is a minor release mostly to fix the small glitches and omissions we found in our first operational use of our new release process. The one substantive change allows DSSx requests to continue when a corrupt tile is found … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.0.0 released

During the past 24 hours we have released our new SkyView organization discussed in our prior article. All of the old URLs for queries should continue to work though most are now redirected. We did run into a couple of … Continue reading

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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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