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Skycat Source Distribution
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Skycat is a tool that combines visualization of images with access to
catalogs and archive data for astronomy. It is based on the Real Time
Display (rtd) and catalog library (cat), which may also be used
separately.

The following URLs may also be of interest:

Skycat home page:
	http://archive.eso.org/skycat/

Sources and binaries:
	ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/archive/skycat/ (see README.html)

Postscript, PDF, and FrameMaker Documentation:
	ftp://ftp.eso.org/pub/archive/skycat/doc

HTML Docs:
	http://archive.eso.org/skycat/docs/skycat-man.html


Installation
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For installation instructions, see the file INSTALL in this directory.

See the CHANGES files in this directory and in the subdirectories for
a list of recent changes. 


The Skycat application is based on the following packages:

* Tclutil  - Tcl and C++ Utilities

* Astrotcl - Astronomical Tcl and C++ Utilities

* Rtd      - Real-Time Display

* Cat      - Catalog library

* Skycat   - The ESO Skycat Tool

In addition, the Astrotcl package includes the sources for these C libraries:

* Cfitsio  - C routines for reading and writing FITS files
   (cfitsio-3.0.0.4: William D. Pence, HEASARC, NASA/GSFC)

* Libwcs -   C routines for handling world coordinates
   (wcstools-3.6.2, Doug Mink, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

See the documentation for the above packages for more information.

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Contact: Allan Brighton (abrighto@eso.org) 
         Andreas Wicenec (awicenec@eso.org)
         Peter Biereichel (pbiereic@eso.org) (RTD issues)

ESO - European Southern Observatory
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