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31 October 2006 16:12:52

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Fitscut

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General Information

fitscut is designed to extract cutouts from FITS image format files. FITS, PNG, and JPEG output types are supported.

When multiple input files are specified and the output type is PNG or JPEG the resulting image is an RGB color image.

Information on the FITS file format is available from http://fits.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Dependencies

In order to build fitscut you will need:

CFITSIO libraryhttp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/fitsio/fitsio.html
LIBPNGhttp://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html
JPEG libraryhttp://www.ijg.org/

And optionally:

WCS Subroutine library ftp://cfa-ftp.harvard.edu/pub/gsc/WCSTools/

For convenience we provide a version of the CFITSIO Source RPM. You can build a binary RPM using the rpmbuild --rebuild command. This is provided as is and with no support.

Supported Platforms

fitscut has been tested and is known to work on:

Installation

Please see the INSTALL file.

This usually consists of:

  % gzip -cd fitscut-1.4.0.tar.gz | tar xvf -     # unpack the sources
  % cd fitscut-1.4.0                              # change to the directory
  % ./configure                                   # run the 'configure' script
     or
  % ./configure --prefix=/home/user/software      # optionally, install to an alternate location

  % make                                          # build fitscut
  [ Become root if necessary ]
  % make install                                  # install fitscut

Contact

Please send all comments and bug reports by electronic mail to: William Jon McCann