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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 Sun-machines, as well as on the Integral-IBIS HP-UX-computer.
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 IDL-Library  
The AIT IDL-Library 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 X-ray 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 Camera-2 (WF/PC-2)."
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 PV-WAVE in "PV-WAVE helps determine cell shapes at the State University of New-York at Stony Brook"
Submitted: Jan 05, 2000



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