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Paper: Build YOUR All-Sky View with Aladin
Volume: 442, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XX (ADASSXX)
Page: 609
Authors: Oberto, A.; Fernique, P.; Boch, T.; Bonnarel, F.
Abstract: From the need to extend the display outside the boundaries of a single image, the Aladin team recently developed a new feature to visualize wide areas or even all of the sky. This all-sky view is particularly useful for visualization of very large objects and, with coverage of the whole sky, maps from the Planck satellite. To improve on this capability, some catalogs and maps have been built from many surveys (e.g., DSS, IRIS, GLIMPSE, SDSS, 2MASS) in mixed resolutions, allowing progressive display. The maps are constructed by mosaicing individual images. Now, we provide a new tool to build an all-sky view with your own images. From the images you have selected, it will compose a mosaic \ssindex{images!mosaic} with several resolutions (HEALPix tessellation), and organize them to allow their progressive display in Aladin. For convenience, you can export it to a HEALPix map, or share it with the community through Aladin from your web site or eventually from the CDS image collection.
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