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Aladin v7.5 announcement

Posted by Pierre Fernique on 03 July 2012 10:10 CEST

The Aladin team is pleased to announce a new official Aladin release (version 7.5)

In addition to a lot of improvements (see detail list), this new version allows you to create your own HEALPix all-sky survey from a set of local images, for your own usage, for your collaborators, or for the whole community (more)

aladin V7.5 integrates the following new features :

    *HEALPix all-sky new features:

      *Better performances (less RAM - 64MB), faster display)
      *"Build your own sky" facility
      *Stack control more adaptated to allsky mode
      *Crop full resolution improved (bilinear, faster)
      *Progressive catalogue density control
      *Multi-Order Coverage Map (MOC) support
      *HTTP URL direct access

    *JSAMP Web profile support
    *DS9 region definition support (as simple Aladin script commands)
    *PDS image support
    *Colored FITS cubes support
    *HTTPS connection support
    *ALMA footprint utility (Server selector => FOV)
    *TSV,CSV improvements (notably CSV Excel and IPAC-TBL support)
    *Pixel extraction tool as table
    *Bitpix image re-encoding tool
    *Overlay color map tool (more...)
    *Free rotation in allsky mode
    *New coordinate frames: B1900, B1875, XY image
    *New projections (Mollweide, SIP-TAN)
    *Properties of graphical overlays (Prop button)
    *Footprint STS-S definition support
    *Print improvements (automatic scale, multiviews...)
    *"macro" script command to launch a macro from a script
    *VOTable 1.2 STC coordinate reference support ("Referencing STC in VOTable" - IVOA Note 2010-06-18)

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