Category Archives: Notices

SkyView links to WISE Preliminary Release Data

Data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Preliminary Release are now available in SkyView. WISE has made 4 all-sky surveys at 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 microns. The WISE surveys provide a remarkable picture of the sky in the … Continue reading

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Short downtime

SkyView was unavailable for a couple of hours this morning due to hardware maintenance. We mistakenly thought that it would not affect the site so we did not give any advanced warning. We apologize for that and the inconvenience.

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Fermi Survey Files

The survey description files for the Fermi soft and hard surveys were improperly formatted so that users attempting to use the SkyView jar in batch mode would not be able to query these surveys.  The files have been updated in … Continue reading

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SkyView Allsky Images from Gamma-ray to Radio

We have been thinking of ways to add more educational aspects to the SkyView website and our first step was to create a slide show of survey data that cover the entire sky. This first image set is in equatorial … Continue reading

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SkyView system usage

The number of SkyView queries has increased by a factor of 5 over the last year and with our recent move to a virtual machine architecture we have been able to accommodate this growth. However we experienced a spike in … Continue reading

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SkyView updates GALEX survey

Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) surveys have been updated to use the GALEX GR6 release. As mentioned in a previous post GR6 improvements include more sky coverage and a bit better calibration. Image generation for GALEX may be slow for a … Continue reading

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New Fermi and GALEX surveys soon in SkyView

Over the next week or two we’ll be releasing a new and an updated survey set. The Fermi all-sky data will give us a major new image of the gamma-ray sky. Fermi has higher sensitivity and resolution than the EGRET … Continue reading

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The SkyView Blog is back online

Due to issues that affected several local systems the SkyView name resolvers were unavailable for 2 days and the SkyView Blog was offline for 10 days. Currently all SkyView services are back online. We apologize for the inconvenience. To ensure … Continue reading

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SkyView Service Interruption

SkyView will be unavailable for a limited time Tuesday (August 3, 2010) morning as we perform a hardware upgrade. We hope that the downtime will be short but it is possible that some remote survey data and SkyView services may … Continue reading

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Continuing SkyView Disk Repair

The final disk that appears to need repair is being worked on today. We have had to relocate the cache directories so queries that require access to remote systems (ie., FIRST, SDSS, Galex, 2MASS) will be slower as we re-transfer … Continue reading

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