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Some visualization suggestions

Pedro Gomez 1 year ago • updated by anonymous 1 year ago 3

Here are some visualizations suggestions I think they can be useful at preparing observations:

  • Allow defining the FoV orientation (rotation of the foV)
  • Allow flipping the FoV
  • Allow toggling show/hidden selected sources

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Dear Pedro,


Thanks for the suggestions. We can include them as sub-user-stories for the future feature to allow users to upload their custom Fields of View for observation planning. I would like to understand the flipping though.. what is the usecase there? You have a definition of the instrument but not as projected in the sky?


Thanks, we will keep you posted.


Bruno

On behalf of the ESDC

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Under review

Dear Pedro,


Thanks for the suggestions. We can include them as sub-user-stories for the future feature to allow users to upload their custom Fields of View for observation planning. I would like to understand the flipping though.. what is the usecase there? You have a definition of the instrument but not as projected in the sky?


Thanks, we will keep you posted.


Bruno

On behalf of the ESDC

The orientation feature is useful at comparing fields in the same orientation you have obtained in a observatory, it is then useful to identify sources, features, etc.

The same applies for the flipping: Esasky represents the sky as seen by eye, but the image taken from some telescopes/camera configurations will be reversed. As an example see an image I obtained from my observatory ;-)

https://www.astrobin.com/321507/

If you search NGC891 in ESA sky you will see that is mirror inverted which makes the identification of sources more difficult

Pls take this as a suggestions, the tools is perfectly useful as is....


Thanks Pedro!

Understood, certainly a cool use-case. We will let you know when it goes into out planning..

Cheers,

Bruno