OpenGL based program to display HEALPix -based skymaps

Version : 0.1
Author(s) : Nicholas Phillips (
License : GPL
Website :

Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Linux cd 1
Disk space required for installation is 533.06 Kb

After the package is installed it can be accessed using the command





This is an OpenGL based program to display HEALPix -based skymaps, saved in FITS format files. The loaded skymaps can be viewed either on a 3D sphere or as a Mollweide projection. In either case, realtime panning and zooming are supported, along with rotations for the 3D sphere view, assuming you have a strong enough graphics card.

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=> Features

Realtime rotation, zooming and panning of map Choice of 3D sphere or 2D Mollweide projection Adjustable mapping from pixel value to color table range View Temperature, Polarization or NumObs field Save screen shots to image file Contextual Help OS agnostic