"VCSS1" progressive survey

This Web resource contains HiPS(*) components for VCSS1 progressive survey.
  • Label: VCSS1
  • Type: HiPS image
  • Best pixel angular resolution: 1.61"
  • Max tile order: 8 (NSIDE=256)
  • Available encoding tiles: png
  • Tile size: 512x512
  • FITS tile BITPIX: -32
  • Processing date: 2022-09-29T02:38Z
  • HiPS builder: Aladin/HipsGen v12.001
  • Coordinate frame: equatorial
  • Area: 82.715% of sky => 34122 deg^2
  • Associated coverage map: MOC
  • Original data access template: metadata.xml
  • Property file: properties
  • Base URL:

This survey can be displayed by Aladin Lite (see above), by Aladin Desktop client (just open the base URL)
or any other HiPS aware clients.

Go here for more information on the VCSS.

(*) HiPS is a recommended International Virtual Observatory Alliance standard:HiPS REC. The HiPS technology allows a dedicated client to access an astronomical survey at any location and at any scale. HiPS has been invented by CDS-Université de Strasbourg/CNRS (2015A&A...578A.114F). It is based on HEALPix sky tessellation and it is designed for astronomical scientifical usages (low distorsion, true pixel values...).