This video was rendered with Gaia Sky. (May 15, 2020) Current version: 2.2.6. Videos produced with Gaia Sky are available at the bottom. Beta The Interactive Night Sky Map simulates the sky above Vila Nova de Gaia on a date of your choice. The map came together with data from ESA’s Gaia spacecraft. These individual maps are built by adding, or integrating, the flux of all sources that fall within each pixel. Gaia Sky supports VR since version 2.2.1!Use the CLI argument gaiasky -vr or use the gaiaskyvr.exe executable (on Windows) to … The map also shows the phases of the Moon, and all solar and lunar eclipses. Gaia Sky doesn't initially display captions for astral objects, either, so there's no obvious way to tell where you are, or where you're going. Gaia Sky is an open-source endeavour developed since 2014 in the framework of the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium of ESA's Gaia cornerstone astrometry mission. Gaia’s first sky map. The G Gaia’s latest map (click to find a very cool interactive version), released Wednesday, includes 1.7 billion stars.
That’s around 700 million more than its last update in 2016. A logarithmic re-scaling is applied to compress the huge range of integrated brightness throughout the sky. September 14, 2016, 1000 days after the launch of Soyuz Gaia satellite , ESA and the European Consortium DPAC ( Data Processing and Analysis Consortium) will deliver the first catalog data from the Gaia mission. But click "labels" in the "Controls" panel and captions appear. Launched in 2013, the spacecraft sits nearly 1 million miles from Earth, and it’s continuously scanning the sky … GaiaDR2_GaiaSky - Gaia. Title: Image: Gaia's first full-colour all-sky map Subject: Image: Gaia's first full-colour all-sky map Created Date: 5/18/2020 4:36:49 AM The map is in fact a composition of three other maps, separately compiling the fluxes measured in the Gaia G, G BP and G RP photometric bands. There's an even easier way to find stellar objects, and surprisingly you know it already: it's the usual Ctrl+F shortcut. This video demonstrates the color map highlighting in tandem with the extra attributes loaded from VOTables. Use it to locate a planet, the Moon, or the Sun and track their movements across the sky.