Aladin Desktop

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Aladin Desktop is the main application of the Aladin Sky Atlas suite. Developed in Java, Aladin Desktop is able to run on any configuration (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc) even on small machines (>128MB RAM). Aladin Desktop is free, distributed under GPL3 licence (see acknowledgement). Download it and install it according to your operating system. Several versions are provided: the official, the beta version, etc, and also some source packages. As any Java tool, Aladin Desktop requires a Java Virtual Machine on your machine.

The beta version incorporates new features in test phase for the next official Aladin version. The stability of these features is not totally guaranteed. The beta version is regularly updated following the progress of the Aladin developement team. Contrary to the official Aladin version, Aladin Beta version is not open source, all rights are reserved to the right owner.

New features and performance improvements:

  • MOC inline in VOTable (xtype=*moc)
  • Planet in dev.mode (without projection compatibility test)
  • Hipsgen improvements: hhh support for FITS files
  • SAMP MOC coverage message support
  • HEALPix map build from HiPS at any NSIDE
Fixed bugs:
  • Fixed the bug that in some situations blocked the display of galactic MOCs on small fields
  • Fixed conesearch "redo" function for previous queries without results.
  • EPNTAP coordinates from c1,c2 barycenter instead of c1min,c2min
  • Transfer of a single object by SAMP (bug on the calculation of the projection centre)


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