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Figures from SkyView: A Decade with the Virtual Telescope, a paper presented at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, WA in January 2004.

Usage plots

Plot of hits per year over the last 7 years
This plot shows steady growth over the past 7 years with a large rise this past year after the installation of new hardware and with the selection as a Scientific American SciTech web site. (The drop in 1997 is due to a gap in data collection)
Plot of average hits per day of week
This usage plot shows diurnal variations and a drop on weekends.

Percentage of SkyView requests by wavelength

Plot of hits per wavelength
Obviously, optical surveys are the most popular.


Logarithmic densities of all requested image center locations (galactic coordinates)


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Image of all image center locations (weighted)
color legend for density image


Locations of all requested image centers (galactic coordinates)


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Plot of all image center locations


Image center locations by wavelength

These plots show the number of locations requested and areas of interest for each wavelength

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plot of image center locations of all gamma-ray requests
Gamma-ray
plot of image center locations of all x-ray requests
X-ray
plot of image center locations of all euv requests
EUV
plot of image center locations of all uv requests
UV
plot of image center locations of all optical requests
Optical
plot of image center locations of all infrared requests
Infrared
plot of image center locations of all radio requests
Radio

Density of image center locations by wavelength

These plots show the density (logarithmic) of images at requested locations for each wavelength

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image of density at image center locations of all gamma-ray requests
Gamma-ray
image of density at image center locations of all x-ray requests
X-ray
image of density at image center locations of all euv requests
EUV
image of density at image center locations of all uv requests
UV
image of density at image center locations of all optical requests
Optical
image of density at image center locations of all infrared requests
Infrared
image of density at image center locations of all radio requests
Radio

color legend for density image


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