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FITS images with catalog overlays

by Jessica Lu March 17, 2010

I have been using ds9 to display images primarily due to inertia. I like the catalog tool for existing catalogs available online; but I wish there were a way to use custom catalog files without RA and Dec (just pixel coordinates) as well. I commonly resort to making ds9 region files, but this requires knowing […]

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QLFits: The Quick Look generator for FITS files

by Guest September 4, 2009

Here’s a guest post by software developer and astronomer Cédric Foellmi describing the cool little plugin he’s created. I’ve been using it and I love being able to use Quick Look to look at a spectrum instead of having to go through the whole rigmarole of xgterm – iraf – onedspec – cd /blah/blah – […]

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