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astscript-fits-view - View FITS images in DS9 and tables in TOPCAT based on contents

astscript-fits-view [OPTION] FITS-file(s)

This script is part of GNU Astronomy Utilities 0.17.

This script will take any number of FITS inputs and will pass them to TOPCAT or SAO DS9 depending on the the first input FITS file: if it contains an image HDU, the files will be passed to SAO DS9, otherwise, to TOPCAT.

For more information, please run any of the following commands. In particular the first contains a very comprehensive explanation of this script's invocation: expected input(s), output(s), and a full description of all the options.

Inputs/Outputs and options:
$ info astscript-fits-view
Full Gnuastro manual/book:
$ info gnuastro

If you couldn't find your answer in the manual, you can get direct help from experienced Gnuastro users and developers. For more information, please run:

$ info help-gnuastro

-h, --hdu=STR
Extension name or number of input data.
-g, --ds9geometry=INTxINT Size of DS9 window, e.g., for HD (800x1000) and
for 4K (1800x3000). If not given, the script will attempt to find your screen resolution and find a good match, otherwise, use the default size.
-e, --ds9extra=STR
Extra options to pass to DS9 after default ones.
-s, --ds9scale=STR
Custom value to '-scale' option in DS9.

-c, --ds9center=FLT,FLT Coordinates of center in shown DS9 window.

-O, --ds9mode=img/wcs
Coord system to interpret '--ds9center' (img/wcs).
-p, --prefix=STR
Directory containing DS9 or TOPCAT executables.
Operating mode:
-?, --help
Print this help list.
BibTeX citation for this program.
-q, --quiet
Don't print any extra information in stdout.
-V, --version
Print program version.

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

GNU Astronomy Utilities home page:

Report bugs to

Copyright © 2020-2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU General public license version 3 or later.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written/developed by Mohammad Akhlaghi and Sepideh Eskandarlou

The full documentation for astscript-fits-view is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and astscript-fits-view programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info astscript-fits-view

should give you access to the complete manual.

March 2022 GNU Astronomy Utilities 0.17

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