SDSS images!

I finally got the SDSS images support up in the Observation Planner. Now the planner does a search for the SDSS images and displays the DSS image if the requested RA/Dec is out of the SDSS footprint. Though the current implementaion is a sneaky little trick, no one could find/offer a better and shorter method for doing it. Plus it works!

But you might ask whats so special about these SDSS images, well take a look yourself 🙂

sdss4

sdss3

sdss5

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen they are in colour! Now isn’t that cool?

Plus this completes the Previews section of my SoC proposal 😉 (Now thats cooler right? 😀 )

  1. Great work!

    Can you implement the saving of object photos from the session list tab? I’ll discuss this on the mailing list.

    You’re going at good speed, keep it up!

      • Prakash Mohan
      • June 12th, 2009

      🙂 Thanks, yeah I have a couple of things in mind, we can discuss those in the mailing list.

    • Med
    • June 11th, 2009

    Congratulations! Your SoC is shaping up nicely. Hopefully it should help kstars making strong inroads within the amateur community.

      • Prakash Mohan
      • June 12th, 2009

      🙂 Thanks Med, yeah that will be really nice. Hopefully when COMAST is implemented for logs, KStars will have a much larger user base.

    • Aaron Seigo
    • June 12th, 2009

    as with the other two comments, great work!

    i see you were also approved for funding to come to Akademy this year, which is excellent. keep it up, and you’ll be a KDE star, in more than one way, in no time. 😉

      • Prakash Mohan
      • June 12th, 2009

      🙂 Thanks a lot Aaron.

    • mauro
    • June 13th, 2009

    wonderful job! this will be a killer application for the astronomers that uses kde4/kstars for their “lurking”.

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