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June 01, 2017

SearchCal version 4.5

  • Features:
    • Added support for J and H bands in faint mode.
    • Display computed Icous magnitude instead of I (johnson) in GUI.
    • Added an 'Open Recent' menu.
    • Improved JTable look and feel (auto size columns, number formatter and right alignment).
    • Enabled GZip compression by default when saving a calibrator list (scvot.gz).
  • Changes:
    • Increased the minimum required java version from 1.5 to 1.6 (aka java 6)
    • Enhanced cross-match algorithm to use proper motions (ASCC, HIP2 or USNO) when querying and matching other catalogs (2MASS, Denis, AKARI).
    • Added query to HIP2 'Hipparcos, the New Reduction (van Leeuwen, 2007)' to get more accurate star properties (Ra/Dec, proper motion, parallax).
    • Added duplicated stars filter on the ASCC catalog (distance less than 10 arcsec) in bright scenario.
    • Modified Bright K scenario to use a larger constraint on V band (Kmaxi + 4 to get more giant stars).
    • Modified rule to determine the mean diameter OK (now require 3 diameters, BVK in bright and JHK in faint).
    • Compute all possible diameters in both bright and faint scenarii.
    • Check the validity domain of each color index before computing its corresponding angular diameter.
    • Check 2MASS quality flag (Qflg) to discard invalid J, H or K magnitudes ('U' or 'X' cases only; 'A' to 'E' are still considered valid).
    • Fixed 2MASS query in bright scenario to get also USNO optical sources (opt=[TU]) as done in faint scenario.
    • Added HIP2 catalog into legend.
    • Update the progress bar while loading a large calibrator list (JSDC catalog).
    • Enhanced performance of the HTML and CSV exports.
    • Optimized filter processing.
    • Enhanced performance when using the Delete action.
    • Improved global performance when handling large dataset (JSDC catalog).
  • Bug fixes:
    • Check compatibility of square visibilities with/without interstellar absportion in faint scenario (i.e. reject stars when vis2 are incompatible : DIAM_FLAG = NOK).
    • Fixed interstellar absorption (AV) correction on K and V magnitudes in faint scenario.
    • Fixed cross-matches near celestian poles in the distance filter.
    • Fixed data change detection for user confirmation before loosing changes.
    • Fixed missing Hot News/Release Notes/FAQ links in Help menu.
  • Developer notes:
    • New VOTable format: confidences have integer types, flags move to boolean type (plxFlag, diamFlag, deletedFlag)
    • New diam_count column to count number of consistent computed diameters
    • Modified Bright K and Faint K scenarii to use only one primary request (ASCC and 2MASS respectively) and other catalogs as secondary requests (proper motion handling).
    • Always compute galactic coordinates (i.e. do not retrieve them anymore from catalogs 2MASS or HIPPARCOS).
    • Improved performance on JTable cell renderer.
    • Use a JPEG icon instead of the PNG to work around a known bug on Mac OS X / Java7.
    • Optimized filter processing (use add instead of remove).
    • Added VOTable PARAM to embed server and GUI version numbers.
    • Fixed TABLE nrows attribute when saving a calibrator list.
    • Upgraded SAVOT VOTable library (4.0) with improved overall performance and GZip compression support.

SearchCal version 5.0

  • Features:
    • Dynamically compute vis2 / vis2Err and dist columns when the user changes either the instrumental parameter or the science object (before filtering and sorting).
  • Changes:
    • Public release for SearchCal 5.0
    • First beta release for SearchCal 5.0
    • Improved the column sorting to maintain its state accross user interactions
    • TODO: review the complete release notes since last release (2012).
    • Added new filter on Simbad's Object types (algol, mira ...) when known (JSDC).
    • Use new JSDC query scenario = fast cone search and magnitude filter made by the new SearchCal Server
    • New Polynomial relations implemented (V-B, V-J, V-H, V-K)
    • Improved Star resolver: report ambiguous matches (more than 1 object per identifier), better timeout settings (3s for connection) ...
    • Fixed the magnitude filter to reject stars where the magnitude is missing for the selected band
    • Updated stellar diameter relations (JSDC v2)
    • Increased maximum diffRA to 6H ie 360 min.
    • Increased maximum query size to 10,000 stars (slower but more returned calibrators)
    • Updated server version to 5.0.0: new stellar diameter relations, totally rewritten rigourous error propagation fit AV / distance using photometry
    • TODO: fix release notes since public release 4.4.3
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed server crash occuring when the client performs an http retry query (firewall / proxy timeout).

April 24, 2017

Server Maintenance on 27th of April 2017 14-15h CET

On thursday 27th of april 14-15h CET, our main application server should switch to a newer infrastructure. Website will be available during the maintenance, but some services will be off. If you have any remark or question, feel free to contact the User Support .

March 10, 2017

Aspro2 version

  • Features:
    • Added a Notebook panel to write the observation description (log)
    • Improved color attribution in plots for baselines and configurations to be consistent across Aspro2 and OIFitsExplorer
    • Improved the Preference GUI for the color table (LUT preview image)
    • Added a new 'color palette' preference to customize the colors used in plots; it supports an user-defined color palette (RGB triplets or hexadecimal values read from a local file)
    • Added preference 'Bypass GUI restrictions' to enable / disable Gui limitations on the main fields (PIVOT / VEGA interoperability)
    • Added a status tooltip giving the (initial) loaded observation setup: interferometer instrument configuration Pops
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed the OIFits computation for the DEMO interferometer
    • Disable the noise modelling for the DEMO interferometer
    • Fixed the color attribution for multiple configuration with CHARA instruments
    • Fixed the target matching tests when adding/importing targets to compare all Simbad identifiers when targets are within 5 arcsec (cross-match)
    • Allow the target name modification in the Target Editor (only when the target is not referenced as calibrator and has no calibrator yet)
    • Fixed numeric format for duration fields in the UV Coverage panel

Last updated:
June 22, 2017 06:30 PM
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