AstroPix

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Data Archive In Development

Overview

AstroPix is a new way to explore and share the universe! AstroPix offers access to the collected image libraries of a variety of the leading astronomical observatories under a single unified interface. Assets will include a full range of astronomical observations, illustrations, charts, and photographs spanning the field of Astronomy.

The site will automatically pull in the latest imagery as soon as it becomes available. Initial partners include Spitzer, Chandra, Hubble, Galex, WISE, and ESO, with more coming soon.

All of the AstroPix imagery is richly tagged with metadata describing the content, from titles and captions to astronomical facilities and coordinates. It employs the Astronomy Visualization Metadata (AVM) standard, which allows both general information (title, caption, credit, etc.) as astronomy-specific data (observations, coordinates, etc.) to be embedded directly into the images. Documentation on AVM can be found at the Virtual Astronomy Multimedia Project.

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