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Paper: SkyView
Volume: 61, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems III
Page: 34
Authors: McGlynn, T.; Scollick, K.
Abstract: SkyView is a facility which gives astronomers convenient access to digital all-sky surveys at wavelengths ranging from the radio through gamma-ray. For the first time astronomers have access to a consistent view of the sky at all frequencies commonly used for research. automatically handles geometric details such as coordinate system conversions, precession, coordinate rotation, image mosaicking and pixel resampling which can make it difficult for astronomers to use the wealth of survey data now available. Astronomers can perform multiwavelength studies including cross-correlation analysis among surveys, astronomical catalogs, and astronomers' private data; data selection and mapping; graphical overlays; astrometric analysis; simple photometry; and object identification. Currently includes the IRAS infrared surveys of the entire sky, the HEAO A-2 all-sky data, radio surveys collated by the NRAO and early EUVE results. Test optical data has been incorporated, and the the Palomar Sky Survey E-plates and the SRC-J Southern Sky Survey will be included when digital copies are available. Compton Gamma Ray Observatory gamma-ray surveys will be added by the end of the year, and the ROSAT WFC data should be available on a similar timescale. Astronomical catalogs spanning all wavelengths are included and additional all-sky data will be incorporated as available. The central facility is located at GSFC within the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) and will be freely accessible over the Internet and through the Astronomical Data System (ADS).
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