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Aladin v8 announcement

Posted by CDS admin on 25 March 2014 15:14 CET

The CDS are pleased to announce a new major Aladin version : Aladin v8

Aladin version 8 improvements mainly concern the global all sky features: Hierarchical Progressive Survey tools (HiPS) and Multi-Order Coverage map tools (MOC) . Used in conjunction with Aladin Lite (Javascript Web embedded HiPS viewer), Aladin provides a very efficient framework for managing, displaying, comparing and analyzing data from large astronomical data surveys (for instance, see GLIMPSE 360 news).

Aladin v8 new features in details :

Progressive Survey (HiPS) improvements (more...):
Faster display,
Faster generation (x5),
Access to the original images and associated metadata,
Orignal JPEG or PNG image support,
PNG tiles,
Progressive zoom,
Mirrored servers auto-switching,
Batch mode support (-hipsgen option)
Coverage map (MOC) improvements (more...):
Catalog & pixel survey MOC access,
MOC generator from local images or catalogs,
Logical operations,
Filtering by MOC,
Faster display (via adaptative resolution),
IVOA MOC 1.0 standard support
Batch mode support (-mocgen option)
Proper motion: dynamic display (epoch slider) (more...)
VizieR photometry tool: phot.graph on current position (more...)
IVOA VOTable 1.3 standard support (BINARY2 + LINK + Note STC in VOTable 1.2 & 2.0)
New menus: "Open recent file or URL", "Copy/Paste"...
New basic tools: coordinate & pixel toolboxes, distance measurer,
STC-S region support (as a script command) (more...),
Source tagging facility (more...)
Solid shapes,
Transparency pixels
JPEG large image: required RAM divided by 2