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Software Facilities

 

Software Facilities at Calar Alto

 

Within our network, you can find some programs, applications or utilities that will help with your job when working at Calar Alto. Most of those facilities work on both Unix and Solaris environment. Some others, very old normally, are not ported to Linux or are available on a different way through the web site.

 

Index:

 

1. Fits files utilities

2. Observing utilities

3. Calar Alto Weather Station

4. Well known astronomy programs

5. Other utilities

6. Other services 

 

1. Fits files utilities

 

  Program 

   Operating System  

Description
fitscopyx
Solaris / Linux
Copies fits files into DAT units (GUI)
fitscopy
Solaris
Same as above, but only text (Deprecated)
ccdlstx
Solaris / Linux
Lists fits files from DAT units (GUI)
ccdlst
Solaris
Same as above, but only text (Deprecated)
fitslist Solaris / Linux
Listings of fits headers from directories
datout Solsris / Linux
Extracts files from DAT to disk (text only)

 

 

2. Observing utilities

 

 Program 
 Operating System  Description
twinangle
Solaris
Grating angles on TWIN spectrograph
coudeangle
Solaris

Grating angles on COUDE spectrograph

ffl
Solaris
Flat Field Lamp with GUI
flats
Solaris
Flat Field Lamp text mode (for scripts)
ves
Web
Stars Visibility Program
twiflat
Web
Twilight flat exposure prediction
Paralactic Angle 
Web
Paralactic Angle Calculation Page

 

 

3. Calar Alto  Weather Station

 

  Program      Operating System  
Description
wdx
Solaris / Linux
General Weather Station Program
wdxx
Solaris / Linux
Weather Station with graphical tendency
wdxday
Solaris / Linux
Max and Min values (deprecated)
wdxi Web
Weather, Seeing and Extinction page

 

 

4. Well known astronomy programs

 

Program   Operating System 
Comments
Iraf
Solaris / Linux
 
Midas
Solaris / Linux
 
ximtool
Solaris / Linux  
Only on 8bit displays
Saoimage
Solaris / Linux
Only on 8bit displays
ds9
Solaris / Linux
For 24bit displays
xgterm
Solaris / Linux
Enhanced xterm for Iraf
IDL 5.3
Solaris
2 Licenses
IDL 6.0
Linux
Licenses from IAA
SuperMongo 
Solaris / Linux
 
pgdisp
Solaris
 
skycat
Solaris / Linux
 
skycalc  Solaris
 
skycalendar
Solaris
 

 

 

5 . Other utilities

 

Of course, you can find the normal compilers like  cc, gcc, g77 or f77 in both Solaris and Linux environment, together with usual scripting applications like tcl/tk, Perl, or the normal editors like emacs, xemacs or nedit.

 

 

 

6. Other services

 

For a  view of the avaliable services like DHCP , mail , etc...  please, see our department main page or click here for a quick introduction to our facilities