SAOImageDS9 is a astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 provides support for FITS images, binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and colormaps display options

Availability and Restrictions

The following versions of DS9 are available on OSC clusters:


WCStools is a program package designed for working with Images and the World Coordinate System. The aim of WCStools is to provide methods for relating pixels taken common astronomical images to sky coordinates.

Availability and Restrictions

The following versions of WCStools are available on OSC clusters:

System Downtime August 9, 2022

An exceptional downtime for OSC HPC systems is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 9 2022 to prepare for expansion of the IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS). The downtime will affect the Pitzer and Owens Clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. Client Portal (my.osc.edu) and state-wide licenses will be available during the downtime. https://www.osc.edu/calendar/events/2022_08_09-system_downtime_august_9_2022

MyOSC 3.0 deployment

MyOSC will be unavailable Aug. 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. while we deploy version 3.0. See the MyOSC version 3.0 - charge account change log for details. https://www.osc.edu/resources/technical_support/hpc_changelog/2022/myosc_version_30_charge_accounts