Category Archives: Notices

CRVAL Error in Fixed Projections

SkyView is currently putting incorrect values in the FITS CRVAL keywords of the fixed projections. The CRVAL keywords should be the center of the projection which in fixed projections is not necessarily the center of the image. For CAR, SFL … Continue reading

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Moving to Java 1.6.

The current SkyView JAR files were compiled using Java 1.5. We’re likely to move to 1.6 in the next release unless we hear an outcry from our users. It should be a little faster but if you just download the … Continue reading

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NEAT Simple Image Access Fix

There was an error in the VO Simple Image Access (SIA) server for the SkyMorph/NEAT database.  It had an error in its error handling. When an SIA call results in an error the service is supposed to return a specified … Continue reading

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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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Corrected Astrometry for DSS Plates

We’ve updated the astrometry for two DSS plates: XJ643 and XP338. These are at RA,Dec of 180.62,14.74 and 282.84,40.08 in the DSS2 Blue and Red respectively. Thanks to Sergei Goshko at sky-map.org for pointing out the discrepancies.

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GALEX survey available!

SkyView now includes data from GALEX. This is a major new survey for us. GALEX provides high resolution images in the ultraviolet for about a quarter of the sky. This fills a substantial hole in the resolution/regime coverage for SkyView. … Continue reading

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Smoothing bug

The smoothing algorithm has a problem: It propogates NaNs to the right. A new version of SkyView with this fixed will be released on April 29.

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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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