SDSS-III cleaner version has been released

We’ve done some cleaning on new SDSS-III survey. New version is now available online. Basically we lowered priorities on drawing “dirty” SDSS frames on main survey, leaving cleaner frames on top. Though all SDSS frames are still available from list of images on starview pages. There still few minor spots left to clean. Next major [...]

New SDSS-III sky survey is now available on WikiSky

We have added sky images from latest data release of Sloan Digital Sky Survey – SDSS-III DR8 The release contains all of the imaging data taken by the SDSS imaging camera, now covering 1/3 of the whole sky (over 14,000 square degrees out of 41,253 square degrees of whole sky) In addition all existing images [...]

January 2011 status update

End of 2010 was quite hot for our servers. Visitors traffic grown from usual 300,000 visits per month to over 1,500,000 visits in December alone. Our poor 6 years old servers reached it’s capacities on all ends – processors power, disks space and IO performance. We had to shut down some services in order to [...]