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wcstools — Programs to access image world coordinate systems and catalogs

Setting an Image World Coordinate System

imwcs

Automatically find stars in a FITS or IRAF image, match them to HST Guide USNO A, B, UCAC or UJ Stars,  or others, compute the relation between sky coordinates and image coordinates, and write in in the image header. [after U of Iowa SETWCS]

delwcs

Delete the WCS keywords from an image. If both EPOCH and EQUINOX are present, EQUINOX is also deleted.

Using an Image World Coordinate System

imcat

List catalog sources which should be found in the area of the sky covered by a specific image.

imsize

Print center and size of image using WCS keywords in header

imstar

Find and list the n brightest stars in an IRAF or FITS image, with their sky coordinates if there is WCS information in the image header.

sky2xy

Print image pixel coordinates for given sky coordinates on the command line or in a list file.

xy2sky

Print sky coordinates for given image pixel coordinates on the command line or in a list file.

Catalog Utility Programs

scat

Search the HST GSC, USNO-A2.0, or other catalog given a region on the sky.

skycoor

Convert between J2000, B1950, and Galactic coordinates from the command line or a file.

Image Utility Programs

addpix

Add a constant value(s) to specified pixel(s)

edhead

Edit the header of a FITS file or the user parameters of an IRAF image file using a the text editor specified by the EDITOR environment variable.

gethead

Return values for keyword(s) specified after filename.

getpix

Return value(s) of specified pixel(s)

i2f

Read two-dimensional IRAF image file and write FITS image file

imhead

Print FITS or IRAF header

imrot

Rotate and/or reflect FITS or IRAF image files

setpix

Set specified pixel(s) to specified value(s)

sethead

Set header parameters in FITS or IRAF images.

subpix

Subtract a constant value(s) from specified pixel(s)

Author

Jessica Mink, SAO (jmink@cfa.harvard.edu)

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WCSTools 6 July 2001