CASDA Release Notes

CASDA v1.14:  1 July 2021

Search:

  • Add commensal project search option

Deposit:

  • Support for recording commensal projects for data products in ‘formally commensal’ observations
  • Add support for deposit of large derived catalogues
  • Add partial release option to the release task – this will reject bad data and release all other data

Data Access:

  • Add RACS as the default layer to the skymap display
  • Enable selected DOI to be easily copied when on the data tab of a CASDA collection
  • Correct zoom on skymap object preview

VO Tools:

  • Correct SIA2 capabilities endpoint missing accessURL

CASDA v1.13: 12 Nov 2020

Search:

  • Correct issue where data products were still showing as unreleased after their embargo period had ended
  • Only show published derived data products in search results

Deposit:

  • Move validate and release tasks for observations to the new user interface
  • Correct issue where older catalogues would fail to be released
  • Add new background image types
  • Link catalogue to their image cube by file name only, ignore the path listed
  • Provide script to allow bulk validation and release of scheduling blocks

Data Access:

  • Provide a new observation event list and query facility
  • Ensure images and cubes for derived collections are shown on the images tab only

VO Tools:

  • Correct output of large calculated numeric values

CASDA v1.12:  9 July 2020

Search:

  • Highlight primary image data products in search results
  • Add derived catalogues and data products to the skymap search
  • Allow multiple facet values to be selected to filter search results
  • Hide rejected data products by default
  • Access validation reports from data product info page
  • Allow both released and unreleased data to be displayed in a search
  • Accept decimal and sexagesimal coordinates in all entry locations

Deposit:

  • Public web hosting of validation reports produced by the ASKAPSoft pipeline
  • Allow derived (level 7) collections to contain catalogues, images and spectral data products in the one collection
  • Speed up deposit of many small files
  • Only add catalogues to global catalogues when released
  • Handle deposits with an unknown project code more gracefully
  • Add lower limit for RESTFREQ from ASKAPsoft
  • Allow plus signs in file names
  • Hide already rejected data products on validation and release pages
  • Correct interaction of observation metadata refresh and redeposit
  • Correct problem handling spectra files with very small footprints

Data Access:

  • Extend CASDA astroquery module to support staging and download of data products
  • Add channel selection for SODA
  • Download original catalogues rather than regenerate from global catalogues
  • Update to Montage v6 for cutout processing
  • Show the file name on the image generation page
  • Improve error messages for SODA requests
  • Correct issue preventing old level 7 data products from being downloaded via the UI or sync SODA download requests

VO Tools:

  • Correct s_resolution values for image cubes in obscore
  • Correct error in tap_tables config preventing new installations

CASDA v1.11a:  30 August 2019

Search:

  • ASVO common authentication – can now login to DAP using AAO Data Central Lens account
  • Restore coverage map to new user interface
  • Fix problems viewing previews of sources in the tucana image.

Data Access:

  • Astroquery module for querying ASKAP data
  • cutouts_channels.py script in CASDA github repository, which divides whole ASKAP cube in to channels before downloading the sub-cubes
  • Resolved issue with job queue stalling

CASDA v1.11:  30 July 2019

Search:

  • Include visibilities in cone search results
  • Correct issue with rest frequency selection
  • Fix error revising cone search criteria

Deposit:

  • Allow project admins to manage membership of their project teams
  • Use original names for files on the validation pages
  • Hide already released data products on validation and release pages

Data Access:

  • Use original names for downloaded data files
  • Increased the download limit per job to 500GB
  • Allow panning on cutout selection map
  • Allow cutouts from cubes crossing 0 RA
  • Allow cutouts of entire planes of a cube
  • Snap selected cutout region to bounds of cube
  • Evaluation files for download now separate into i) ASKAP pipeline logs and calibration table data and ii) quality assessment pipeline output.
  • Update UCD for SODA ID parameter (SODA v1.0 erratum #1)

VO Tools:

  • Add support for ObsCore v1.1
  • Provide more flexibility for the locations of the VO tools config
  • Add actual file name to obscore
  • Add support for embargoed catalogues
  • Encrypt admin password when stored