New Hubble Telescope Archive beta interface

The Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA) is designed to optimize science from the Hubble Space Telescope by providing online, enhanced Hubble products and advanced browsing capabilities. The HLA is a joint project of the Space Telescope Science Institute, the European Coordinating Facility, and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre. Some of the primary enhancements include:

  • Putting the data online for immediate access
  • Adding a footprint service to make it easier to browse and download images
  • Providing more extensive “composite images” (e.g., stacked, color, mosaics)
  • Improving absolute astrometry (i.e., from ~ 1-2″ to ~ 0.3″) when there is sufficient overlap with the Guide Star Catalog 2 (GSC2) See FAQ #3
  • Developing source lists 6. NICMOS grism extractions (produced at ECF)

We are currently in the Early Data Release phase of the project (e.g., the HLA only includes ~25% of the ACS data), with the more formal Data Release-1 planned for the Winter 2007.

Published in: on July 31, 2007 at 8:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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