Tag Archives: Overlays

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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RGB Image Overlays using SkyView clients

SkyView provides two ways to generate images on local machines – the java based SkyView-in-a-Jar application and the Perl based skvbatch program. Most tasks are straight forward using either client. java -jar skyview.jar Position=m101  survey=DSS Return=jpg size=.25 Pixels=500 output=java_out skvbatch … 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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