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Bug#289371: ITP: saods9 -- astronomical image tool

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : saods9
  Version         : 3.0.3
  Upstream Author : William Joye <wjoye@cfa.harvard.edu>
* URL             : http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/
* License         : GPL2
  Description     : astronomical image tool

 DS9 is an application for astronomical imaging and data
 DS9 is the modern imtool used by astronomers.  It is most
 distinguished by its support for displaying 16 bit greyscale images
 (such as FITS).  Most tools (such as GIMP and Photoshop) will read an
 approximation to such files, and only store the most significant 8
 bits of data.  DS9 works in full precision, and uses various display
 parameters to map input data of high dynamic-range such as to be
 displayed on the screen.
 Available parameters include: brightness, contrast, false color, and
 nonlinear input mapping (such as logarithm, square root, square,
 Although it may be useful in other fields, DS9 includes a fair number
 of features specific to astronomy.  There is an astronomical "name
 resolver" which allows a lookup of an arbitrary named object to its
 coordinates.  Given the coordinates of a field, online archive
 servers may be queried, and an image retrieved.  DS9 thusly
 implements a preliminary "Virtual Observatory".
 DS9 is entirely controllable from external programs ("XPA"), which
 simplifies complex tasks such as realtime or batch analysis.
 Images may be aligned by their WCS (World Coordinate System)
 keywords, and then "blinked" to search for moving objects.
 Homepage: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (101, 'testing'), (99, 'unstable'), (9, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10Y
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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