Author Archives: Tom

Approximate Projections and Raw Cutouts

One feature that we’ve added to the underlying SkyView code recently is the ability to create approximate projections.  Several surveys in SkyView, the DSSn and NEAT include distortions in the projection plane that mean that the data cannot be accurately … Continue reading

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Problems accessing WISE data

For the past couple of weeks SkyView has not been able access data from the WISE archive. SkyView queries for  WISE images in regions already in our cache worked fine, but users who requested a new region got back a … Continue reading

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Features in the Gallery: Klingon Forcefields?

  Since there are more than 100 surveys in SkyView, it shouldn’t be surprising that we are not experts in the characteristics of each one. A blog reader noted that there is a very unusual feature in the WISE data … Continue reading

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New INTEGRAL Galactic Plane Survey in SkyView

A new INTEGRAL Galactic plane survey has been added using data provided by R. Krivonos and colleagues.  (See paper and web site).   This survey combines 9 years of INTEGRAL IBIS observations from December 2002 through January 2011 into a single … Continue reading

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SkyView updates

We are releasing a new version of SkyView today (2012-06-25). We’ve a separate article on the new INTEGRAL Galactic Plane surveys, but we’ve made some changes that affect many of the survey datasets. For each survey that we support, SkyView … Continue reading

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SkyView using Xamin

Recently the HEASARC released a new more powerful interface to its catalog and archive, Xamin. We have just updated SkyView so that SkyView catalog queries of tables in the HEASARC databases are now being made through this new Xamin interface … Continue reading

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New Fermi Surveys

We’re pleased to be able to provide a new set of Fermi surveys. Fermi is the highest energy survey in SkyView and heretofore we had been providing two bands of Fermi data, from 100 to 5450 MHz and 5450 MHz … Continue reading

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WISE All-Sky Data Available in SkyView

SkyView is now serving the data from the WISE All-Sky Data release. The main difference with the preliminary release is coverage on the ~40% of the sky that was missing in the earlier release. However the entire dataset has been … Continue reading

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SkyView Surveys Summary: I

Recently we’ve been updating and systematizing some of the metadata we have on SkyView surveys, trying to make sure that we have consistent, quantitative description of each one. Some of the key metadata are the resolution of the survey on … Continue reading

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