Comet? Obs data from DES

http://legacysurvey.org/viewer?ra=70.8791&dec=-42.5261&zoom=15&layer=des-dr1

Is this a comet in DES? And will observation dates from DES be available in the viewer, I guess to get the obs dates now would be to retrieve them from the FITS files which have to be downloaded from the DES database / website.

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That’s right, for DES we only have the coadds, none of the individual images. Tell the DES people to make their data more readily available :slight_smile: I haven’t looked in depth at the DES release so I don’t know what they have available by way of metadata. Maybe one could build the mapping from DES brick to list of exposures overlapping it, from which you could get observation dates (and we could create the JPL Horizons moving-object query).

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