SAOImage DS9
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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.
What's New
Version 7.2:
  • FITS: DS9 now fully supports complex FITS images such as data cubes, multiple extension data cubes, mosaics, RGB images, and 3D images. In addition, DS9 can be use to create complex FITS images from multiple FITS files and other image formats. Furthermore, complex FITS images can be easily disassembled into individual images and saved in FITS or other image formats.
  • Common API: XPA and SAMP now share the same API as the command line interface. Backward compatibility is maintained to previous versions of DS9.
  • More robust handling of SEGV and SIGBUS events.
  • DS9 now distinguishes between BLANK/NAN/INF values.
  • saveimage now supports EPS.
  • Support for NRRD (Nearly RAW Raster Data) format.
  • Added support for exporting RGB images in TIFF, JPEG, or PNG.
  • Improvement for FITS compression support.
  • Multiple bug fixes.
  • Released under GPL v3
Version 7.2:
  • FITS: DS9 now fully supports complex FITS images such as data cubes, multiple extension data cubes, mosaics, RGB images, and 3D images. In addition, DS9 can be use to create complex FITS images from multiple FITS files and other image formats. Furthermore, complex FITS images can be easily disassembled into individual images and saved in FITS or other image more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • X11





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SAOImage DS9 User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Sanjinko commented on 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
[Version 7.0]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 31 May 2013
Thanks, Sanjinko! We've updated our listing with the new information.
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Negritude commented on 28 Apr 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.
[Version 7.0]


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Tice commented on 19 Jan 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.
[Version 6.0]

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Astroyuan replied on 02 Feb 2010
Learning to Use the ds9 Imaging System

http://chandra-ed.harvard.edu/
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Type:Education : Teaching Tools
License:Free
Date:15 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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