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==Installation== ==Installation==
-Download [http://www.worldwindcentral.com/download/WorldWind_1.3_SDSS_1.1.exe SDSS add-on v1.1] and double click the downloaded file, follow the on-screen prompts to install the add-on.+Download [http://www.twobeds.com/nasa/bull/WorldWind_1.3_SDSS_1.1.exe SDSS add-on v1.1] and double click the downloaded file, follow the on-screen prompts to install the add-on.
==Usage== ==Usage==

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SDSS
NGC 2549 an example of a lenticular galaxy
NGC 2549 an example of a lenticular galaxy
Developer Andrew Connolly
Latest release 1.0 / 2006-03-17
License  ?
Web site Sloan Digital Sky Survey

The SDSS add-on displays data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, in World Wind. There is a Quicktime movie of this add-on available

click here to view it.

Contents

Installation

Download SDSS add-on v1.1 and double click the downloaded file, follow the on-screen prompts to install the add-on.

Usage

To use the add-on load World Wind, and select SDSS from the file menu (see figure 1), or click load SDSS, you will now see several new icons on World Winds toolbar (see figure 2).


figure 2
figure 2


Click on a button and wait as the images load.

The SDSS Images button (see figure 3) loads SDSS imagery.


The WMAP Images button (see figure 4) loads WMAP imager.


The buttons provide access to footprints of different astronomical surveys together with images from these surveys. Currently Footprints are available for the SDSS survey (Data Release 5) and the FIRST radio survey. Images are available for the SDSS (Data Release 4) and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP; Year One data release). More surveys will be added over time.

Transparency can be used to view two, or more, of these layers at once by right clicking on the imagery name in Layer Manger, for detailed instruction on using multi layer transparency in World Wind see the Transparency, multi-layer page.

Data source

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) - The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is the most ambitious astronomical survey ever undertaken. When completed, it will provide detailed optical images covering more than a quarter of the sky, and a 3-dimensional map of about a million galaxies and quasars. As the survey progresses, the data are released to the scientific community and the general public in annual increments.

Credits

SDSS Andrew Connolly, Simon Krughoff, Ryan Scranton (University of Pittsburgh) and Istvan Csabai (Eötvös Loránd University).

The installer for this plug-in was made using a script created by mazop.

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