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Aladin 6

Posted by Pierre Fernique on 16 July 2009 16:06 CEST

Aladin release 6.

A new major Aladin version is available on Aladin official web site.
This is a pre-announcement for a 1 month trial period (only available on Aladin main site).
This new release is coming with a full user manual available in english and french.
Do not hesitate for sending remarks and bug reports to question[at]simbad.u-strasbg.fr

The Aladin team

A new major Aladin version is available on Aladin official web site.
This is a pre-announcement for a 1 month trial period (only available on Aladin main site).

This new release is coming with a full user manual available in english and french.


Aladin release 6 new features( Quick overview):


  • Undergraduate mode: Aladin simplified interface for undergraduate purposes
  • Calibrated JPEG: AVM and FITS keywords support in JPEG images for reading and writting astrometrical calibrated colored images
  • Dynamical histogram: Interactive histogram for browsing current measurements
  • Full screen: Full screen support and preview window support
  • RGB and pixel computations: supported for non-calibrated images
  • Undo position list:for going back to the previous locations
  • Simbad fast access: fast Simbad access allowing very large queries
  • VizieR whole catalog: new checkbox in the VizieR forms for downloading whole catalogs
  • Photometry tools: tools for simple photometry measurements (by circles or polygons)
  • SAMP compatibility: Support for the new PLASTIC standard called SAMP allowing interoperability between several VO applications
  • FITS Rice: Support for FITS RICE compression
  • "get" script: get script improvements allowing not positional parameters and SIA/SSA filtering
  • FoV rotation: FOV rotation center control (more...)
  • Translation: Italian (G.Iafrate), German (F.Freistetter), Persian (A.Sedaghatkish)
  • ...


Do not hesitate for sending remarks and bug reports to question[at]simbad.u-strasbg.fr

The Aladin team


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