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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
91140120321
123111211
233327115
233434285
237933196
1075641215
756216803
214137148
123911185
745517609
752141618
752618711
111458358692
146224176
1462176688
190742194
199212190
12212513327
219036190
2190190394
147817220
212611325
2126325440
224748163
2247177331
13301557363
298627333
3028871145
2887175300
288813122
296111140
296411191
2964191336
305922167
31283017249
2830249475
286425257
288330255
32318542156
310311175
3103175216
3103216258
31303778
317747368
318011258
274060271
2740271292
277744254
282135221
33282218158
282514214
2826212243
28311141
286347224
273516134
34318385127
31841192
322524363
322611226
298720117
298911115
213747310
224352205
2243205302
2243306411
213117128
3520753069
207640172
230526180
232811179
188940122
1889162170
22986192
2299198260
2299260318
2304162339
232684269
2326269313
1895160319
189646100
1896100186
207476183
36134540246
1345246296
1345380519
1345526695
133164270
13321868
233571148
207845159
213438138
218941116
224828197
2248197274
37220636159
220722117
135020212
1350212465
140211129
141211265
1412266389
145038111
145328122
4213361195
13391195
43135620106
135919105
76103511184
104347221
173911321
174993101
256625354
1904170196
82332511495
273818313
338898222
258342159
265954128
26621861
266261382
8618694469
174011166
17411158
18913288
18931123
165925157
1659157292
1659292296
172911227
1729231279
1729279318
1729318501
173711142
104511194
257648183

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.