The ESO-MIDAS (European Southern Observatory Munich Image Data Analysis
System) system provides general tools for image processing and data
reduction with emphasis on astronomical applications including imaging
and special reduction packages for ESO instrumentation at La Silla. In
addition it contains applications packages for stellar and surface
photometry, image sharpening and decomposition, statistics and various
In addition to the application programs the ESO-MIDAS system further
- a powerful command language (MCL, MIDAS Control Language), that
make it possible to create procedures;
- the program interface, i.e. a set of subroutines/functions which
used by the application programs to interface hardware, or data
ESO-MIDAS is written by the MIDAS Group of the European Southern
Observatory (ESO) in Garching bei Munchen, Germany.
ESO-MIDAS is available on the
special ESO-MIDAS CD-ROM and also included on the
Linux for Astronomy
Current Version: 01FEBpl1.1
License Type: Copyright under the GNU Public License (GPL)
Source Code Availability: Yes
Available Binary Packages:
PC/Linux (2.0.28 or higher), HP-UX 9000 (A.10.10), Sun/Solaris
Silicon Graphics (IRIX 5.3), Alpha/OSF1 (V4.0), IBM/RS6000 (AIX 4.1)
ANSI C and Fortran 77 Compilers.
For further information see http://www.eso.org/esomidas/midas-require.html for details.
http://www.eso.org/esomidas/96nov_cdrom.html (the ESO-MIDAS CD-ROM Page)
ftp://ftphost.hq.eso.org/midaspub/ (the ESO-MIDAS anonymous ftp archive)
Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:
mailing lists: midas-users for general discussion about
ESO-MIDAS and un-moderated, and midas-announce for
announcement of releases and patches of ESO-MIDAS. To subscribe
yourself or others to this mailing list send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
following command in the body of your email message:
subscribe midas-announce [email address].
- Please note that the 'Linux for Astronomy' CD-ROM mentioned
contains an older version of ESO-MIDAS.
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