uk.ac.starlink.topcat.func
Class SuperCosmos

java.lang.Object
  extended by uk.ac.starlink.topcat.func.SuperCosmos

public class SuperCosmos
extends Object

Specialist display functions for use with the SuperCOSMOS survey. These functions display cutout images from the various archives hosted at the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys (http://www-wfau.roe.ac.uk/sss/). In most cases these cover the whole of the southern sky.

Since:
1 Oct 2004
Author:
Mark Taylor (Starlink)

Field Summary
static String SSS_BASE_URL
          Base URL for SuperCOSMOS image cutout service.
 
Method Summary
static String sssShowBlue(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image of default size from one of the blue-band surveys from SuperCOSMOS.
static String sssShowCutout(double ra, double dec)
          Displays a cutout image of default size in one of the available bands from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys.
static String sssShowCutout(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image in one of the available bands from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys.
static String sssShowEsoR(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys ESO R-band survey.
static String sssShowPossE(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys Palomar E-band survey.
static String sssShowRed(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image of default size from one of the red-band surveys from SuperCOSMOS.
static String sssShowUkstB(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys UK Schmidt Telescope Bj-band survey.
static String sssShowUkstI(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys UK Schmidt Telescope I-band survey.
static String sssShowUkstR(double ra, double dec, int pixels)
          Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys UK Schmidt Telescope R-band survey.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

SSS_BASE_URL

public static final String SSS_BASE_URL
Base URL for SuperCOSMOS image cutout service.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

sssShowCutout

public static String sssShowCutout(double ra,
                                   double dec,
                                   int pixels)
Displays a cutout image in one of the available bands from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys. The displayed image is square, and pixels pixels in the X and Y dimensions. Pixels are approximately 0.67 arcsec square. Sky coverage is complete.

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowCutout

public static String sssShowCutout(double ra,
                                   double dec)
Displays a cutout image of default size in one of the available bands from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys. Sky coverage is complete.

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
Returns:
short log message

sssShowBlue

public static String sssShowBlue(double ra,
                                 double dec,
                                 int pixels)
Displays a cutout image of default size from one of the blue-band surveys from SuperCOSMOS. Sky coverage is complete.

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowRed

public static String sssShowRed(double ra,
                                double dec,
                                int pixels)
Displays a cutout image of default size from one of the red-band surveys from SuperCOSMOS. Sky coverage is complete.

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowUkstB

public static String sssShowUkstB(double ra,
                                  double dec,
                                  int pixels)
Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys UK Schmidt Telescope Bj-band survey. The displayed image is square, and pixels pixels in the X and Y dimensions. Pixels are approximately 0.67 arcsec square.

Sky coverage is -90<Dec<+2.5 (degrees).

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowUkstR

public static String sssShowUkstR(double ra,
                                  double dec,
                                  int pixels)
Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys UK Schmidt Telescope R-band survey. The displayed image is square, and pixels pixels in the X and Y dimensions. Pixels are approximately 0.67 arcsec square.

Sky coverage is -90<Dec<+2.5 (degrees).

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowUkstI

public static String sssShowUkstI(double ra,
                                  double dec,
                                  int pixels)
Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys UK Schmidt Telescope I-band survey. The displayed image is square, and pixels pixels in the X and Y dimensions. Pixels are approximately 0.67 arcsec square.

Sky coverage is -90<Dec<+2.5 (degrees).

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowEsoR

public static String sssShowEsoR(double ra,
                                 double dec,
                                 int pixels)
Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys ESO R-band survey. The displayed image is square, and pixels pixels in the X and Y dimensions. Pixels are approximately 0.67 arcsec square.

Sky coverage is -90<Dec<+2.5 (degrees).

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message

sssShowPossE

public static String sssShowPossE(double ra,
                                  double dec,
                                  int pixels)
Displays a cutout image taken from the SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys Palomar E-band survey. The displayed image is square, and pixels pixels in the X and Y dimensions. Pixels are approximately 0.67 arcsec square.

Sky coverage is -20.5<Dec<+2.5 (degrees).

Parameters:
ra - right ascension of image centre in degrees
dec - declination of image centre in degrees
pixels - dimension of the displayed image
Returns:
short log message


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