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This page gives you easy access to individual images. Select a run, camcol and a field, as well as the image size from the form below. If you want to save an image to a disk, use this service. If you want to use this image on your website, feel free to do so, but please give us an acknowledgement.
Run
Camcol
Field   
Size

StripeRunField minField max
1075211617
756196802
4213361195
13391195
43135620113
135919113
8294104544
12511451

Table for field ranges

The images from the SDSS project are organized into stripes. These are long images, 24,000 pixels wide (2.5 degrees), and typically over 1 million pixels long (120 degrees). The SDSS covers the northern sky with 45 overlapping stripes. The stripes are designed to avoid the dust in the plane of the Milky Way, shown as the red areas in the diagram at right.
Each stripe is merged from two runs, taken on separate nights. The telescope can complete only a single 8-hour run in any given night. Each run consists of 6 camcols (camera columns); each camcol corresponds to each array of CCD detectors of our camera. Each camcol takes images in five colors.