Category Archives: Notices

FITS Header Issue

In some cases SkyView has been including newline characters in FITS headers. This is a violation of the FITS standards and apparently confuses some tools about subsequent header records. We’ve put in a fix for the problem this morning (10/25) … Continue reading

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SkyView system downtime scheduled for October 27-28

A significant downtime is  planned for the weekend of October 27-28 to upgrade computer facilities.  HEASARC/SkyView services may be down for a substantial fraction of the weekend. The downtime will start at 12:00pm EST Saturday October 27 and will last … Continue reading

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SkyView system downtime has been postponed

The system downtime previously scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled and tentatively rescheduled for no earlier than October 13-14, 2012.

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SkyView system downtime September 21-23

A significant downtime is currently planned for the weekend of September 21-23 to upgrade computer facilities.  HEASARC/SkyView services may be down for a substantial fraction of the weekend.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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WISE survey interruption

No access to WISE survey data was possible for much of today due to problems at IPAC. These have been resolved and WISE data should again be available through SkyView.  

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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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SkyView cache problems

A data disk used to cache survey data filled up over the weekend resulting in the inability to generate images for many surveys. We have cleared space on the disk and SkyView is now back to normal.  We apologize for … 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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