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SAOImage DS9 5.4 Released

Posted on October 31, 2008 by Juan

Fast on the heals of their release of version 5.3 about two weeks ago, the folks at the SAO have released version 5.4 of SAOImage DS9. Here are the links to the downloadable Mac-related SAOImage files

The release notes for SAOImage DS9 don’t necessarily suggest dramatic changes in this version relative to version 5.3.

  1. CATALOGS: removed support for Chandra Source Catalog at request of Ian Evans of CXC (only added on October 3, 2008).
  2. MASKS: add support for mask transparency.
  3. MASKS: add new mask properties.
  4. GRID: add grid title support.

My previously posted notes on integrating upgrades of DS9 into the Scisoft OS X installation still work. Just note that newer releases of Scisoft OS X place the binaries in /Applications/scisoft/i386/bin/ instead of /scisoft/i386/bin/ and if you are installing the X11 binary that is compatible with the firewall, you have to install both the ds9 and ds9.zip file in the bin/ directory of Scisoft OSX.

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