ADS Thumbnail Service Help

The ADS Thumbnail Service is intended for the generation of high resolution astronomy images given a CDS SIMBAD BIBCODE or SIMBAD AUTHOR.
This service also support all the parameters required by EDDIE Cutout Service in order to pass to this cutout service the desired configuration.
The output image format and source shapes are configurable, as well as the zoom level (HealPix nOrder) and the size of the output images, with the goal of providing a versatile and customizable service.

Service URL: //sky.esa.int/esasky-tap/ads_thumbnail

Supported url parameters

BIBCODE

OPTIONAL PARAMETER
Defines the BIBCODE to use to retrieve the sources from SIMBAD to be drawn on the generated image.

IE: BIBCODE=2017ApJ...846..102M

AUTHOR

OPTIONAL PARAMETER
Defines the AUTHOR to use to retrieve the sources from SIMBAD to be drawn on the generated image.

IE: AUTHOR=MERIN%20B.


A BIBCODE or AUTHOR must be specified in order to generate the output image.

ROWS

OPTIONAL PARAMETER
Defines the maximum number of sources to retrieve from SIMBAD.
In case that no ROWS parameter is passed, the default value is 200.
IE: ROWS=2000

shapecolor

OPTIONAL PARAMETER
Defines the color of the shape to use for drawing the sources in the output image.
This value must be a hexadecimal color.
In case that no shapecolor parameter is passed, the default value will be "RED".
IE: shapecolor=%23009900

shapesize

OPTIONAL PARAMETER
Defines the size in pixels of the shape to use for drawing the sources in the output image.
This value must be an integer. For Circle shape types this value represents the radious, and for Square types represents the side size.
In case that no shapesize parameter is passed, the default value will be 5px.
IE: shapesize=10

shapetype

OPTIONAL PARAMETER
Defines the type of the shape to use for drawing the sources in the output image.
This value can be one of both: CIRCLE or SQUARE
In case that no shapetype parameter is passed, the default value will be CIRCLE.
IE: shapetype=SQUARE


Access to the rest of parameter supported by EDDIE here.