ESASky Release Notes


ESASKY 3.4.1

RELEASED 1ST April 2020

Science ready data:

  • Updated XMM OM metadata and MOC
  • Updated HST metadata and MOC

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Improved the dynamic count (SQL functions in the db)
  • Improved/fixed cache issue in the client browser (please let us know if you experience cache issue with ESASky not loading on your browser)

ESASKY 3.4

RELEASED 12TH March 2020

Science ready data:

Catalogues:

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Treemap slider
  • ExtTAP filtered to show only public data (non-proprietary data).
  • Ability to switch between sexagesimal and decimal degrees

ESASKY 3.3.2

RELEASED 29TH January 2020

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Updated JWST footprints in planning tool to latest SIAF.
  • Bug fixes.

ESASKY 3.3.1

RELEASED 12TH December 2019

TECHNOLOGY:

  • External TAP MOC bug fix.

ESASKY 3.3

RELEASED 11TH December 2019

DATA:

TECHNOLOGY:

  • HTTPS
  • Bug fixes

ESASKY 3.2.1

RELEASED 29TH November 2019

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Improvements on the external TAP access.
  • ESO, CADC and MAST MOC updates.
  • Update to IMCCE service accessing SSODNet.
  • Bug fixing

ESASKY 3.2

RELEASED 15TH November 2019

Science ready data (IMAGES):

Catalogues:

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

MID-IR:

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Access to external TAPs (from ESO, CADC and MAST)
  • HiPS slider
  • Coordinates Grid
  • Publications upgrade
  • Search by author and bibcode
  • Download subsets of tables, either through selection or filter
  • Significant performance upgrade for resolving large target lists
  • Resizable data panel columns
  • Both horizontal & vertical FoV
  • Bug fixes

ESASKY 3.1.3

RELEASED 16TH JULY 2019

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

Soft X-RAY:

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Improved Javascript API
  • Improved coordinate parser
  • Science mode switch setting now persists through sessions
  • Bug fixes

ESASKY 3.1.2

RELEASED 28TH JUNE 2019

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Expanded ESASky Javascript API (used by external applications such as pyESASky).
  • Improved mobile and desktop responsiveness.
  • Bug fixes, including improved support for the screenshot feature. 


ESASKY 3.1.1

RELEASED 10TH MAy 2019

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Automatically starting ESASky in Spanish, if user's preferred browser is set in Spanish.
  • Improved move behaviour and more movable elements.
  • Horizontally scrollable tables in data panel.
  • Banner conveying information messages to all active users.
  • Support for pyESASky 1.0
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes. 

ESASKY 3.1

RELEASED 7TH MARCH 2019

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Improved SSO metadata and model.
  • Upgrade to TAP version 7.
  • Treemap separation
  • Update of example target lists and random target list (from Dice).
  • Pagination of the Data Panel
  • Colour blind colours
  • Internationalisation: Spanish
  • Startup target description:
    • Properly integrated in the same box as the target list and random target.
    • Added a status while looking up position of startup object. “Loading a random object” / “Cargando un objeto aleatorio”. 
  • Buttons on the movable panels are now properly clickable on touch
  • Small bugfix to correctly adjust dialog boxes width when browser window shrinks or expands.
  • Removed the parentheses around the s for texts never used for a singular object. 
  • A target description no longer disappears when using galactic coordinates.
  • The Status Panel now has two types of messages: important and regular. 
  • Improvements in the object search:
    • It is no longer possible to initiate a search while search box is empty or whitespace.
    • Character ‘ is now ignored instead of causing SIMBAD query problems. Proper handling will be included in 3.2 or later.

ESASKY 3.0

RELEASED 6TH NOVEMBER 2018

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Explorer mode/Science mode with different functionalities.
  • Links to the World Wide Telescope (WWT).
  • Improved SSO functionality, with refined cross-matches and new objects.
  • New look-and-feel, including improved Header and resizable data panel
  • Significant improvements to touch devices
  • Improved cross browsers support
  • Improved reliability

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

Mid-Infrared:


ESASky 2.3

released 27th September 2018

DATA:

  • Updated Chandra data.
  • Updated XMM-Newton EPIC data.
  • Updated HST data.

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Improved column filtering capabilities, including filtering by ranges of numbers and dates.

Catalogues:


ESASky 2.2

released 25th April 2018

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Visualisation of proper motion arrows when applicable on catalogues.
  • Ability to change footprint colours and line size (images and spectra) and catalogue colours, source shapes and sizes. 
  • Additional information in data panel tabs (via question mark icon).
  • Improved publications usability workflow.
  • Improvement of the HSC experience.
  • [Experimental feature] HiPS JPEG cut out service.
  • [Experimental feature] Open graph share metadata generation (to share ESASky images in social media).
  • Bug fixing

Catalogues:

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

Radio:


ESASky 2.1

released 15th February 2018

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Publications tool
  • Improved usability for smartphones and tablets
  • Explore random targets feature
  • Example source lists added to Target List feature
  • Improved performance
  • Bug fixing

ESASky 2.0

released 20th October 2017

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Search for Solar System Objects (currently planets, satellites and comets) imaging data from HST, Herschel and XMM-Newton.
  • New and improved user interface with support to mobile devices.
  • Improved representation of available data: numbers and tree-map.
  • Improved usability and user experience: Interactive footprints with the data panel; filtering of results and automatic interaction with footprints; centre on observation/source; improved search; 'share' button ..
  • Solar System Object orbits drawn on the sky (for the start date to end date of the searched mission).
  • Faster access to users outside Europe.
  • More robust application with better support for different browsers and browser settings.
  • Bug fixing

Science ready data (Spectra):

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

Far-Infrared:

  • Updated Herschel PACS and SPIRE HiPS [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)].

Radio:

  • Updated Haslam 408 MHz HiPS [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)].

Others (physical models):

  • Planck Polarised Dust smoothed [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)].
  • Planck Polarised Synchrotron smoothed [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)].

Catalogues:


ESASky 1.5

released 10th March 2017

Science ready data (imaging):

Catalogues:


ESASky 1.4

released 23rd February 2017

TECHNOLOGY:

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

Soft X-RAY:  

  • Updated XMM-Newton EPIC color [European Space Agency (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]. It now includes all public observations up to 9th August 2016.

Catalogues:


ESASky 1.3

released 20th December 2016

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Improved name resolving

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

All the following HiPS have been updated with the live feature:

Soft X-Ray:

  • XMM-Newton EPIC color [European Space Agency (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Ultraviolet:

  • XMM-Newton UV color [European Space Agency (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Optical:

  • HST ACS [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST WFPC2 [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST WFC3 [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST FOC [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST WFPC [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Near-Infrared:

  • HST NICMOS [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Catalogues:


ESASky 1.2

released 11th October 2016

TECHNOLOGY:

Catalogues:


ESASky 1.1

released 15th JULY 2016

TECHNOLOGY:

DATA CONTENTS:

ALL-SKY HIPS MOSAICS:

HARD X-RAY:  


ESASky 1.0

Released 9th May 2016

Technology:

  • Organisation of the sky menu by wavelength
  • Interoperability with VO tools
  • SAMP integration
  • Exporting data in CSV and VOTable format
  • Refactoring of the skies menu
  • Refactoring of the multitarget list file upload
  • Refactoring of the simple search
  • Improvment of the Data panel
  • Tooltip with description for Skies and Sources
  • Servers high availability and load balancing
  • Improvement of the data download manager
  • Improvement of the AladinLite GWT widget
  • Video tutorials

All-sky HiPS mosaics:

Gamma-Ray:

  • Fermi color [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]

Hard X-Ray:  

  • INTEGRAL-IBIS [European Space Agency (INTEGRAL Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • SWIFT-BAT [Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA)]

Soft X-Ray:

  • XMM-Newton EPIC color [European Space Agency (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • XMM-Newton PN color [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • SUZAKU [Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA)]
  • EXOSAT-LE [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Ultraviolet:

  • GALEX GR6 AIS color [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • XMM-Newton UV color [European Space Agency (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Optical:

  • DSS2 color [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • DSS2 red [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • HST ACS [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST WFPC2 [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST WFC3 [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST FOC [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • HST WFPC [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • XMM UBV color [European Space Agency (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • SDSS9 color [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • SuperCOSMOS Ha [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • VTSS Ha [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • Mellinger color    [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • Finkbeiner Ha [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]

Near-Infrared:

  • 2MASS color (J+H+K) [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • HST NICMOS [European Space Agency (European HST Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Mid-Infrared:

  • AllWISE color [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • ISOCAM [European Space Agency ( & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Far-Infrared:

  • Herschel PACS RGB (70+160) [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • All Herschel color [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Herschel PACS 70 micron [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Herschel PACS 100 micron [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Herschel PACS 160 micron [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • AKARI FIS color [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • AKARI N60 [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • AKARI WideS [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • AKARI WideL [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • AKARI N160 [European Space Agency (ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • IRIS color [Centre de Donees Astronomiques d?Strasbourg]

Submilimetre:

  • Herschel SPIRE RGB (250+350+500) [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Herschel SPIRE 250 micron [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Herschel SPIRE 350 micron [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Herschel SPIRE 500 micron [European Space Agency (Herschel Science Archive & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 857 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 545 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 353 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]

Radio:

  • Planck HFI 217 GHz[European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 143 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 100 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 070 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 044 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 030 GHz [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 353 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 217 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck HFI 143 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 100 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 070 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 044 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • Planck LFI 030 GHz Pol [European Space Agency (Planck Science Office & ESAC Science Data Centre)]
  • CO composite survey [LAMBDA]
  • CHIPASS 1.4GHz [IRAP/CADE]
  • NVSS intensity maps [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]
  • CGPS-VGPS CONT [IRAP/CADE]
  • GASS NH [IRAP/CADE]    
  • SUMSS 843 MHz [IRAP/CADE]
  • Haslam 408 MHz [LAMBDA]    
  • WENSS 325 MHz [Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg]

Science ready data (imaging):

  • XMM-Newton, SUZAKU, XMM-OM(UV), XMM-OM(Optical), HST, Herschel, ISO

Catalogues:

  • INTEGRAL, 3XMM EPIC, XMM Slew, XMM OM, Hipparcos-2, Tycho-2, HSC, PGCC2, PCCS2E, PCCS2-HFI, PCCS2-LFI, PSZ


ESASky Beta 1.0

Released 25th October 2015

Technology:

  • Scientific validation of footprints and ESA all-sky HiPS.
  • Download management
  • Multi-target summary table
  • Documentation
  • Integration with Simbad search engine
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Hardware scaling requirements

All-sky HiPS mosaics:

  • INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton, HST, ISO, AKARI, Herschel, Planck.

Science ready data (imaging):

  • XMM-Newton, XMM OM(UV and UVB), HST(core), Herschel, ISOCAM.

Catalogues:

  • INTEGRAL (v.39), 3XMM EPIC, XMM Slew, XMM OM, Tycho-2, Hubble, Planck.