ESASky Release Notes


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

TECHNOLOGY:

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