APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
maicokid

Re: APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Post by maicokid » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:43 am

Great idea and a lot of work. You are to be commended considering the work that went into this project. I to go here everyday. It's a great getaway place. Again Thanks for the great effort.

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Re: APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Post by C0ppert0p » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:56 am

Wow, 19 years old!!
And I havent missed a single day either.
Congratulation and here's hoping for another 19 years, as full of astounding images, as the last 19 were!

Guest

Re: APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Post by Guest » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:23 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
geckzilla wrote:All of the latest updates in WinXP and on IE8 is still five years out of date. The javascript probably wasn't written to compensate for IE8's shortcomings.
Yeah, I stopped testing my websites against IE8 a while back. There's no reason anybody should be using that browser. Even if you're still using XP, there are Chrome and Firefox, which are largely standards compliant and can be kept current even under the old OS.
That's the most stable anything MS has ever released! I built an XP system in 2003 and just quit using it this year!

Anyhow, update: It doesn't work in Win8/IE11, either. Clicking on the brightest red spot in Sag, I get, "Sorry. We didn't find any APODs matching RA=327, DEC=21.780000686645508 (radius 3°)"

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Re: APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:28 am

I don't get any results when I go to that coordinate, either. When I click the bright red spot in sag I get this: http://www.apod.it/?RA=271.5&DEC=-22.875&SR=3
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Post by DavidLeodis » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:36 pm

Having viewed this APOD several times over the last few days I've just realised that what I assume are the Sun (yellow spot currently to the right) and the Moon (grey spot currently far left) by the red line (ecliptic?) in the version brought up through the "above heatmap" link both move a little to the left over time, with the Moon's movement being the most obvious. I'm not computer literate but I assume therefore that the JavaScript is keeping information up to date. Interesting. 8-)

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Re: APOD: APOD Heatmap (2014 Jun 16)

Post by Guest » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:12 am

apod.it is no longer managed. Is there another source of this view?