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SkyView Hardware Update

Last week SkyView was updated with new hardware. The SkyView interface should look the same but behind the scenes this update may add a bit more speed to queries but will mostly provide a more robust computing environment, more space for caching query … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.1.14: VLA FIRST (1.4 GHz) survey update

SkyView version 3.1.14 has been released with a change that affects FIRST survey images. It was brought to our attention that some FIRST images generated using SkyView differed from images generated via the FIRST web server. We investigated and found … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.1.13: SkyView-in-a-Jar bug fixes.

We’ve just released new version of SkyView that fixes a couple of bugs associated with using SkyView-in-a-Jar. Users of the web pages should not see any changes. There is a batch mode option in the jar which allows many requests … Continue reading

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SkyView release v3.1.12

We have released SkyView v3.1.12  with 2 enhancements!  This new version adds social network sharing options to the SkyView Image Gallery  and a helpful option to the Overlays section of the main SkyView Query form. Facebook and Twitter Share buttons are now displayed with … Continue reading

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V3.1.10: WISE now uses All-WISE data

We’re getting ready to release the next version of SkyView. The only significant change is an update to the WISE datasets which will now point to the All-WISE data release. This provides significantly deeper coverage in some areas and bands … Continue reading

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V3.1.7: SkyView and Google Analytics

Today we will be releasing version 3.1.7 of SkyView. There are no changes to the user code, but the primary pages will now be instrumented so that usage will be tracked through Google Analytics. This implements the NASA general policy … Continue reading

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V3.1.6: RGB Images Bug Fix

The survey descriptions for a number of our surveys (notably including some of the DSS surveys and the IRAS and IRIS surveys) had an error in them that made it impossible to create RGB images if one of the affected … Continue reading

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SkyView 3.1.5: Update to ImageJ library

SkyView uses the ImageJ software library to generate all of the quicklook (JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, …) images it uses. ImageJ is a very powerful public domain package for analyzing and manipulating images. A full implementation of ImageJ is included … Continue reading

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SkyView V3.1.4: GALEX update, Memory fix

A user (thanks Steve U!) brought to our attention a problem with the GALEX survey in SkyView. SkyView uses the GALEX archive at MAST and only retrieves files when a user first requests data in a region. We keep files … Continue reading

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Release 3.1.3: SkyView, DS9, Aladin and SAMP

For some while we’ve supported the Virtual Observatory Simple Application Messaging Protocol (SAMP) for SkyView when you are using the jar file. The idea is that you can run a command like: java -jar skyview.jar position=3c273 survey=dss samp=true and any … Continue reading

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