Site Linker

V 1.0

 

The Site Linker feature can be used to redirect users to any particular star or object on the Sky-map using preset parameters

 

Users must pass the desired parameter with the URL

 

http://www.sky-map.org/?

 

Parameter

Description

Size/Format

Possible values

Default

The object query parameters are as follows:

object

Name or Catalogue ID of the required object

 

 

 

ra

Right ascension

nn.nnnn or
hh mm ss.ss

00 Minimum

24 Maximum

12

de

Declination

nn.nnnn or
dd mm ss.ss

-90 degrees Minimum

+ 90 degrees - Maximum

00

star_id

 

 

 

 

The following parameters control the Pointer Area

Show_box

Determines if the star or object must be highlighted or not

1N

1       = Show Pointer

0 = Do not display pointer

 

0

box_color

Determines color of the Pointer Area

6A

Any hexadecimal color value #RRGGBB

#FFFFFF

box_width

Width of the pointer area in pixels

2N

 

50

box_height

Height of the pointer area in pixels

2N

 

50

The following parameters control the display of miscellaneous star-map feature

zoom

 

2N

Min: 0

Max: 18

 

show_grid

Display Grids in the image

1N

0 - ON

1 - OFF

 

show_constellation_lines

Determines whether the constellation lines must be displayed

1N

0 - ON

1 - OFF

 

show_constellation_boundaries

Determines whether the constellation Boundary must be displayed

1N

0 - ON

1 - OFF

 

The following parameters control the source of the image

img_source

Switches view to Sloan Digital Sky Survey 

SDSS

 

 

Example:

 

1)     Query By Star Name

 

2)     Query by Right ascesion and declination

 

3)     Query by Star Id

 

4)     Examples with SDSS