The Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit As A Visualization Engine

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).

Updated_AAS_PosterThe 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.

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