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Last Updated Jan 2001

Copyright 2001 The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

STScI/CASB has written the GETIMAGE software package to retrieve images from the CDROM sets. Versions 1.3a and 2.0 are currenty available. Getimage version 2.0 supports the photometric calibrations of DSS I.

SunOS users may find it necessary to apply a patch to the operating system to get around a bug in the handling of ISO9660 standard CDROMs.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific provides PC (Win3.1+Win32s, Win95, WinNT) and MAC (MacOS 7.0 and above, 68030 and above with math-coprocessor, and PowerMac) versions of the software with the Real Sky product.

A World Coordinate System toolkit has been developed by Doug Mink at CfA and is available for program developers. The WCSTools can be used to extract positions from DSS data and set up world coordinate systems for FITS and IRAF images

The latest version of the freely available X-windows astronomy program xephem now supports DSS access.