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XFITSview is a viewer for FITS format images for unix/X-Windows systems. XFITSview will display images allowing zooming, scrolling, modifying the brightness, contrast and color and allow determination of celestial positions in the image. Positions and brightnesses of selected pixels may be logged to a text file. Specified positions in the image may be marked. Images may be compared by "blinking" them and 3 dimensional images may be viewed in the form of a movie. The program contains extensive online documentation. Blanked pixels and all defined FITS image data types are supported. Normal or gzip compressed files may be used. XFITSview features support of Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) and IRAF CD Matrix coordinates as well as the standard World Coordinate System (WCS).

Current Version:   1.2

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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UNIX (SunOS, Linux a.out and ELF, Solaris, IBM, SGI, Alpha, HP)

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