saoimage - Utility for displaying astronomical images

Distribution: Mageia 4.1
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: saoimage
Package version: 1.35.1
Package release: 3.mga4
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 1.13 MB
Download size: 619.61 KB
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SAOimage (pronounced S-A-0-image) is a utility for displaying astronomical images in the X11 window environment. It was written at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory by Mike Van Hilst in 1990 and is now maintained by Doug Mink. Image files can be read directly, or image data may be passed through a named pipe (Unix) or a mailbox (VMS) from IRAF display tasks. SAOimage provides a large selection of options for zooming, panning, scaling, coloring, pixel readback, display blinking, and region specification. User interactions are generally performed with the mouse. Mouse tracking in an image's world coordinate system, usually sky coordinates, was added in 1994. You can also plot catalogs over images with WCS information in their headers. The SAOimage desktop includes, a main image display window, a button menu panel, a display magnifier, a pan and zoom reference image, and a color bar. A color table graph window can be brought up by clicking on the color bar.



  • mimehandler(image/fits)
  • saoimage == 1.35.1-3.mga4
  • saoimage(x86-32) == 1.35.1-3.mga4


    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install saoimage rpm package:
      # urpmi saoimage


    • /usr/bin/saoimage
    • /usr/share/applications/saoimage.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/README
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/blinking.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/cmdline.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/color.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/cursor.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/hardcopy.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/keyboard.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/manual.pdf
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/mouse.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/pan.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/region.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/scale.pdf
    • /usr/share/doc/saoimage/scale.txt
    • /usr/share/man/man1/saoimage.1.xz
    • /usr/share/mime/
    • /usr/share/mime/packages/saoimage.xml
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/saoimage.png


    2013-10-21 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.35.1-3.mga4 + Revision: 539607 - Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild

    2013-10-07 - joequant <joequant> 1.35.1-2.mga4 + Revision: 492521 - rebuild to get build for tex doc

    2013-07-25 - joequant <joequant> 1.35.1-1.mga4 + Revision: 458117 - change build requires to include texlive - clean spec - imported package saoimage