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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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SkyView Version 2.6

Version 2.6 of SkyView has been released. The major change is largely invisible to the users. When using the Clip sampler on large images we sometimes run into a problem where the corners of a user pixel when transformed into … 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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SkyView bug fix and security improvements

A software update was released today that includes a bug fix and improvements to the user input validation process. The bug that was causing the name resolver argument to be ignored has been fixed.  Due to the bug all positions … Continue reading

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New SkyView Survey: WMAP

Microwave data from the WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) mission are now available in SkyView. WMAP is the first fine-resolution (0.2 degree) all-sky map of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation. For more information see our Survey Information page and the … Continue reading

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SkyView image center coordinates in decimal format added

The information displayed below web form query image results now includes the coordinates of the requested center in decimal format.  This applies to queries where the entered position is in any format other than decimal (object name, coordinates in sexagesimal … Continue reading

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More SkyView LogLog scaling

The LogLog scaling that was the subject of a previous post has been added to the SkyView Query Form. Look for it as a Brightness Scaling option in the Other Options section.

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New Batch Script

For years we have provided two scripts (skvbatch and webquery) that can be used together to run batch SkyView queries.  Recently users have had problems using the scripts due to local firewall issues so we are providing a new script … Continue reading

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