SAOImage DS9
SAOImage DS9
8.0.1

0.0

SAOImage DS9 free download for Mac

SAOImage DS9

8.0.1
13 March 2019

Astronomical imaging and data visualization application.

Overview

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Image DS9 (SAOImage DS9) is an astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 supports FITS images and binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and many scale algorithms and colormaps. It provides for easy communication with external analysis tasks and is highly configurable and extensible.

DS9 supports advanced features such as multiple frame buffers, mosaic images, tiling, blinking, geometric markers, colormap manipulation, scaling, arbitrary zoom, rotation, pan, and a variety of coordinate systems. DS9 also supports FTP and HTTP access.

The GUI for DS9 is user configurable. GUI elements such as the coordinate display, panner, magnifier, horizontal and vertical graphs, button bar, and colorbar can be configured via menus or the command line.

What's new in SAOImage DS9

Version 8.0.1:
New Features:
  • New backward compatible reimplementation of the API controlling the command line, XPA, and SAMP. Implemented using formal parsers the API will provide error detection feedback: should an error be detected while processing a command, DS9 will now indicate to the user exactly where the error occurred and suggest options.
  • WCS support has been reimplemented to fully support FITS WCS Papers I, II, and III. In addition to supporting the official WCS standards (including generic non-equatorial celestial systems), a number of non-standard WCS definitions are also supported.

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3 SAOImage DS9 Reviews

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Tice
19 January 2010

Most helpful

This app may have it qualities ... I probably will never know. The GUI is as horrible as the name of this app and after I couldn't even figure out how to use it for anything and had buttons that named "..eu rg.." because the buttons are to small for the words I trashed it. Sorry, but thare is a reason why people use Macs.
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Version 6.0
Sanjinko
30 May 2013
"DS9 version 7.2 is now available on the Download page. New to version 7.2 is support for loading and saving FITS images, data cubes, mosaics, and other formats such as arrays, NRRD, TIFF, JPEG, PNG. Please see the What’s New page for more details." http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/site/Whats_New.html http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/site/Download.html
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Version 7.0
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Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
31 May 2013
Thanks, Sanjinko! We've updated our listing with the new information.
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SickTeddyBear
28 April 2011
Note that 7.0 is currently a beta: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/beta.html 6.2 is still the stable, release version.
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Version 7.0
Tice
19 January 2010
This app may have it qualities ... I probably will never know. The GUI is as horrible as the name of this app and after I couldn't even figure out how to use it for anything and had buttons that named "..eu rg.." because the buttons are to small for the words I trashed it. Sorry, but thare is a reason why people use Macs.
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Version 6.0
1 answer(s)
Astroyuan
Astroyuan
02 February 2010
Learning to Use the ds9 Imaging System http://chandra-ed.harvard.edu/
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Version 6.0
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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