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SAOImage DS9

SAOImage DS9 development has been made possible by funding from the Chandra X-ray Science Center (CXC) and the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Center (HEASARC). Additional funding was provided by the JWST Mission office at Space Telescope Science Institute to improve capabilities for 3-D data visualization.

Provided by

Dr. Luisa Rebull

IPAC/SSC/Caltech
NITARP

Introduction to DS9

An excellent series of tutorials on the basics of FITS and DS9.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Chandra Activities with DS9

Terry Matilsky (Rutgers) tells us about Chandra activities.

Part 1 Part 2

Irregular Shapes in DS9

A tutorial on using polygon regions in DS9.

XPA

Ciao YouTube Tutorials

Provided by Chandra X-Ray Center, operated for NASA by SAO.

Help Desk

If you encounter any problems or have suggestions with SAOImage DS9, please contact us: ds9help @ cfa.harvard.edu

Provided by

Dr. George Bendo

School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester

Other Teaching Materials

Introduction to Astronomy Images and the DS9 Image Viewer

A guide for using this program that includes a brief introduction to computer images and FITS images, information on getting started with DS9, an overview of the program's features, and instructions on using some of the features in DS9.