This first release is a replacement for the flash FITS viewer that you have probably been using on the edit tab for some time. It has much the same level of capabilities as it's predecessor with just a few added features. But harnessing the latest technologies, it should run much quicker and much smoother, particularly on computers with good graphics cards. We hope it will also prove even simpler for beginners to use.
Beneath the simple exterior lies a highly sophisticated and flexible rendering engine more than a year in the making. A second editor that makes full use of this power, aimed at the more advanced user, will be next on our to-do list. Consider this first sneak peak the tip of the iceberg.
Because of the quite new web technology used in the new viewer, not all browsers will run it. If you're using a normal laptop or desktop computer, all browsers
So go and check out the new FITS viewer, live now on the edit tab of all your images!
I would love to hear what you think about it. Please email me with any comments, bug reports or suggestions.