SimPlay viewer released

Created: March 16, 2010 - 12:32 CET

The CDS team is releasing today SimPlay (Simbad disPlay), a simple interactive viewer for Simbad data. For a given position on the sky, SimPlay will display Simbad data sorted by categories (stars, galaxies, ...), overlaid on a background DSS image. Basic data (position, object type, magnitudes) about objects are also displayed, as well as a link to the original Simbad data.

Though primarily targeted for outreach usage, SimPlay will also be of interest for more advanced users.

You might want to give it a try, read the documentation or look at the screenshots.