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Skyview is an image display and analysis program for the interactive analysis of astronomical data using the X-Windows user interface. Skyview is primarily intended for the analysis of flux/intensity and position calibrated scientific imagery.
Skyview can also overlay contour plots on images; slice out and analyze planes from image cubes; graphically illustrate the output of database queries onto corresponding images; and interact easily with other programs through the use of server mode.
Images as data: Beyond simply rendering scientific images into pictures for display, Skyview also treats the scientific information in images.
Multiple images: Skyview supports display of multiple images of any size. The ability to handle images is limited only by the amount of memory and disk.
Full-color display: Skyview supports multiple color planes within one image frame.
Server mode: Skyview can also operate as a service to other programs as a display service (See IRSKY) or as an image access server without an interactive display, e.g. for rendering images on-the-fly for a WWW service