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Question about the astro imaging program ds9

  1. Jul 6, 2015 #1
    Hi there,

    I am having a lot of struggles with program. I am not using this for any true kind of publication but more so we can reference material. However, it is very important that I have a coordinate system where I can plot the WCS. Whenever I try to save as a PNG or JPEG it does not function as I would expect. It basically prevents me from making either. I learned I can try to export which works at times but does not appear to have a coordinate system. Any ideas on how to deal with this issue from anyone that has experience with the program? Is it possible to create an image with a coordinate system? I am running it on a mac.
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  3. Jul 6, 2015 #2
    If you can't figure it out, would a screen shot work?
  4. Jul 7, 2015 #3
    Haha actually, I think that would be the best thing to do since this is time sensitive. My advisor was under the impression that screenshots aren't editable but I'm pretty positive I can fiddle around easier with a screenshot than anything being produced by ds9 right now. Also, I don't think current image states are saved which is a bummer.
  5. Jul 7, 2015 #4
    Screenshots are just as editable as any other image, they get saved to your desktop and you can open them in GIMP/Photoshop...
  6. Jul 9, 2015 #5


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    The problem with AP programs is they often do not play well with typical home computer operating systems - just my 2c worth.
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