It’s January and that means it’s the Annual Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, this year in Washington DC. I presented a poster on how the Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit (http://montage.ipac.caltech.edu) is increasingly being used as a visualization engine. The poster was designed by Angela Lerias (U.California, Riverside), who is interning with the Montage project.It gives three examples of visualization:
- Creating large multi-color images for visualization;
- Sky-coverage maps of wide area time-series photometric surveys; and
- Integration of Montage into the JS9 web based image display tool (http://js9.si.edu).
The poster is based on the Open Access paper “The Application of Montage to the Visualization of Astronomical Images,” by Bruce Berriman and John Good (PASP, 129, 058006); you can read a summary of the paper here.