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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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New Release v2.4b

This afternoon we released the new Jar version 2.4b of SkyView. The changes are predominantly internal and are described in a previous post. However, there is one change that affects the SkyView web site. An old feature from the pre-java … 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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New ImageFinders and Faster FITS

The GALEX release was accompanied by a few other changes. The one that some users may notice is that for surveys where the data is gzip compressed, SkyView should be a little faster. SkyView was sometimes reading the entire image … Continue reading

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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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New RASS Diffuse Emission maps

A new survey including seven bands of data from the ROSAT All Sky Survey data has been added to SkyView. The RASS Background 1-7 data show the entire sky in diffuse X-ray emission. Point sources have been subtracted out. This … Continue reading

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New Release: V2.4

This afternoon we released the new Jar version 2.4 of SkyView. There have been a lot of incremental changes since our original release of 2.3. Today’s release includes new or enhanced support for 3 projections (Arc, Stg and Sfl) and … Continue reading

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