Category Archives: Discussion

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 V3.0.0 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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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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We’re Back!

SkyView is back up and running!   We appreciate your patience while we were offline. Here’s a random image submitted by a SkyView user to our Image Gallery.  Enjoy!  

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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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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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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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WMAP data accessible using SkyView Jar

We’ve made a small change to the way the WMAP data is described to allow it to be accessible either through the standard Web interface or to remote users using our SkyView Jar. Access isn’t quite the same as for … 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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Features in the Gallery: The GEICO Gecko?

One recent gallery entry shows — to me at least — a remarkable resemblance to the GEICO gecko. or you can see it a lot bigger in its gallery entry. This is a DSS blue image, and we don’t see … Continue reading

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