IDL Astronomy Library 

The IDL Astronomy Users Library contains IDL routines that are of general interest for astronomers. The (almost) newest version of the library is available at AIT on all Ultrix, OSF, and Sunmachines, as well as on the IntegralIBIS HPUXcomputer. Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

Computations involving spheres 

This page describes routines from the JHU/APL/S1R IDL Library (called the S1R library below) that deal with computations involving spheres. Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

Spherical Sketch Pad routines 

The Spherical Sketch Pad Routines are used to draw spheres, simple ones and elaborate ones. Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

AIT IDLLibrary 

The AIT IDLLibrary contains routines written at the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Section Astronomy, of the University of Tübingen, Germany. Most of these routines have been written to analyze data from the Xray satellite RXTE. If you have routines that might be of general interest feel free to submit them to the library! Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

Routines related to the Earth as a sphere 

This page shows several examples using routines from the JHU/APL/S1R IDL Library (called the S1R library below) that deal with the earth as a sphere. Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

Hubble Telescope Repair  IDL's Role 

An article describing the role of IDL in helping repair the Hubble Space Telescope. From the article: "In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was placed in orbit and pointed at deep space. Astronomers around the world anxiously waited for images... However, instead of brilliant images unaffected by the inherent distortion of the Earth's atmosphere, the HST delivered fuzzy, blurred pictures that revealed little... The ease of writing and sharing applications, compiling data and visualizing results compelled Scowen and the team to use IDL, the Interactive Data Language, as the software language for testing, calibrating and analyzing data from the Wide Field/Planetary Camera2 (WF/PC2)." Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute 

Public pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, many of them processed with IDL. Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

Visual Numerics in Defense and Aerospace Applications 

An article regarding the role of PVWAVE in "PVWAVE helps determine cell shapes at the State University of NewYork at Stony Brook" Submitted: Jan 05, 2000

