DAX: ds9 analysis extensions
or The CIAO Tools Analysis Menu in DS9
dax*, the Ds9 Analysis eXtensions, is a collection of CIAO tasks that have been integrated with SAOImage DS9 using ds9's analysis menu interface. dax provides users access to many CIAO tools and applications using a simplified graphical user interface.
With dax users can perform various image processing operations (eg adaptive and non-linear smoothing), compute net counts and fluxes, perform source detection, and even modeling and fitting of spectra and 2D images using Sherpa.
The tasks outlined in red are new in the CIAO 4.12.4, September 2020, CIAO contributed scripts release. The existing tasks outlined in blue have significant updates. The tasks with a red-circle indicate tasks which either require or will use the regions drawn.
The Chandra CIAO YouTube channel contains numerous videos showing how to use dax and ds9. Twenty (20) new videos have been added as part of the CIAO 4.12.4 release to highlight new functionality and updates to the existing dax tasks.