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Suggestion for ESASky: direct images of exoplanets and circumstellar disks

nadiaalbelushi 1 month ago updated by Deborah Baines 3 days ago 1

Hello ESASky team,

I like the idea behind ESASky. Could I possibly make a suggestion, if you don't mind? I think it would be really useful and fun/educational if we could zoom into direct images of exoplanets and exoplanetary disks that have already been taken by ESO and NOIRLab. For example, zooming into the beta pictoris system and getting to see an image of the exoplanet beta pictoris B as it had been captured by NOIRLab or ESO's instruments. And perhaps have the ability to crossfade the direct images of such exoplanets and exoplanetary disks against the background all-sky map, etc.

Could the ESASky team please consider such additional features for future versions?

Best regards,


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Dear Nadia,

Many thanks for your suggestion. We have added it to our backlog of tickets as a very nice feature to have in ESASky!

This is exactly the kind of input we are looking for from our users, so thanks again!
Best regards,

Deborah, on behalf of the ESASky team