Category Archives: Notices

SkyView hardware woes

One of the constituent disks on a SkyView RAID system failed Monday evening. The disks are supposed to recover automatically from such a failure, but manifestly they did not and our operations personnel had to initiate recovery manually. Recovery activities … Continue reading

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SkyView Image Gallery – missing images

Due to a programming bug SkyView images that were been submitted to the Image Gallery since the end of August 2009 have not been displayed.  The bug has been fixed and all submitted images now appear in the gallery. Thanks … Continue reading

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SDSS DR7 now available

SkyView is now using the DR7 release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) surveys. It doesn’t appear that there is a big difference for SkyView between the DR6 and DR7 releases but there is a bit more coverage in … Continue reading

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Constellations in SkyView

One of astronomy’s primary links to the past are the constellations. We’ve just added a set of overlay files that you can use with SkyView’s standalone package to draw constellation boundaries over an image. You can download individual constellation files, … Continue reading

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SkyView 2MASS status

Due to a file system configuration problem some 2MASS images have been unavailable since December 17, 2008.  We are working to fix the situation and should have the 2MASS data back on line soon.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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SkyView GALEX GR4: Off center images fixed.

A new version of SkyView has been installed to accommodate the issues that off center GALEX GR4 images presented. GALEX now uses a special GalexExposure Image finder. This uses knowledge of the GALEX survey to find the center of the … Continue reading

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Unexpected image offsets in the GALEX GR4

The underlying GALEX observations used in SkyView are 3840×3840 pixel images where only  a circle with a radius of about 2900 pixels is actually exposed.  In earlier releases the exposed region seemed to be centered with the image square but … Continue reading

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SkyView 2MASS data back online

The 2MASS survey data are available again via SkyView.

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SkyView SDSS and 2MASS data availability

The SDSS server connection problems that were reported earlier this week have been resolved. However again due to connection problems with the remote system that provides the data, 2MASS survey data are unavailable via SkyView. We have been in touch … Continue reading

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SkyView SDSS data are unavailable

Sloan Digitized Sky Survey images are not available at this time due to problems connecting to the remote server that hosts the SDSS data. We are investigating the problem and apologize for any inconvenience.

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