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Enhanced CGI access to DSS image service

Users can now access the DSS service directly, by submitting a URL of the form:-

http://www.ledas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/dss/dss_cgi.pl?coordinates=11.111,22.222&pixelsize=1.5&punits=sec&equinox=2000.0
&fieldsize=10x10&funits=min&survey=dss1

where the parameters are as follows:-

  • coordinates: position of field centre in decimal hours/degrees
  • pixelsize: size of pixels in output image
  • punits: pixel size units ( sec | min )
  • equinox: coordinate equinox (default 2000.0)
  • fieldsize: output image field size (default 10x10 arcmin)
  • funits: output image size units (sec | min | deg | pix )
  • survey: DSS survey version/band ( dss1 | dss2blue | dss2red | dss2ir ), default 'dss1'
The service can also resolve sourcenames directly

http://www.ledas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/dss/dss_cgi.pl?sourcename=ngc4151

and generate images directly in FITS format:-

http://www.ledas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/dss/dss_cgi.pl?sourcename=ngc4151&mime=fits The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
 
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