AAS 198th Meeting, June 2001
Session 15. Education: Projects, Techniques and Outreach
Display, Monday, June 4, 2001, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[15.12] Introducing Showfits: A Web-Based Image Manipulation and Analysis Tool

D.M. Goldberg (Yale University)

Developed at Yale for use in undergraduate astronomy courses, Showfits is the premier web-based image analysis tool. Showfits provides all the functionality necessary for undergraduate level (and often research level) image manipulation, including image convolutions, rotations, aperture photometry, centroid calculation, flat-fielding, dark subtracts, and stacking. Moreover, the Graphical User Interface is platform independent and highly intuitive. Most of the calculations are transparent to the user, making the program useful pedagogically. Finally, as a web-based tool, it is a convenient way to make images taken on a local telescope easily viewable to the outside public.

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