Category Archives: Discussion

SkyView in the WWT

The release of Microsoft’s WorldWideTelescope this week made a big splash with articles in the New York Times and other media. It’s a very nice interface where you can just zoom and pan and compare data in a very elegant … Continue reading

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Duplicate EPOCHs in GALEX data

If you’ve tried the new GALEX survey from the command line, you may have noticed some messages Warning: Multiple occurrences of key: EPOCH popping up. Many of the GALEX FITS files have two EPOCH keywords in their headers. Fortunately they … Continue reading

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Circular images, GALEX and Image Finders.

In the past week we’ve begun the process of adding the GALEX near and far UV data into SkyView. Assuming we don’t run into unexpected problems it should be available sometime next week. One issue that did come up is … 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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Welcome to the new SkyView Blog!

This blog is intended to be our primary mechanism for talking with users about what’s happening with SkyView. This includes new features and surveys, issues that other users have encountered, interesting images, SkyView in the news or anything else that … Continue reading

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