IRAF Tools for Hubble Space Telescope data reduction

Version : 2.3
Author(s) : STSCI team
License : STSCI
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Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Linux cd 2
Disk space required for installation is 246.52 Mb

This package requires prior installation of iraf


The following printable documents will be installed :


The Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System (STSDAS) is software for calibrating and analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). STSDAS includes the same calibration routines as are used in the routine data processing pipeline, as well as general-purpose tools and enhancements to the Image Analysis and Reduction Facility (IRAF).

IRAF provides the user interface (command language, or CL) and general purpose graphic and image display facilities. Because STSDAS is layered on IRAF, the system runs on any computing platform for which an IRAF port is available, including most Unix and VMS systems.

The CL provides a wide range of functions typically provided by an operating system, and uses a syntax similar to Unix. Some of the CL features include input/output redirection and piping, command buffers and history editing, minimum matching of commands, host-independent file naming, parameter range checking, background and batch processing modes, an integrated online help system, and a script authoring environment.