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SAOImage 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 is a stand-alone application that requires no installation or support files. It 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.

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Recent releases

  •  30 Jul 2012 01:44

    Release Notes: This release adds true 3D data visualization, color tags, and cropping. Regions now support analysis tasks unique to each region type. TIFF, JPEG, and PNG files can be loaded and exported directly. The GUI has been rebuilt. New WCS support for non-FITS WCS projections has been added to DS9: TNX, ZPX, SCAMP, SIP, and HEALPIX. Enhancements and improvements have been made in the support for the following FITS WCS projections: COD, COO, COE, COP, ZEA, and CAR.

    •  07 Apr 2011 20:58

      Release Notes: Numerous minor enhancements were made.

      •  02 Nov 2008 03:25

        Release Notes: This release removes support for Chandra Source Catalog by request. It adds support for mask transparency and adds new mask properties. It adds grid title support.

        •  15 Aug 2008 23:46

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug relating to Mac OS X with a firewall enabled. There are assorted enhancements and bugfixes.

          •  13 Jan 2008 08:03

            Release Notes: Numerous minor bugs were fixed. The dependencies were updated.


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