Category Archives: visualization

Spherical Panoramas for Astrophysical Data Visualization

This is the title of a paper by Brian Kent (NRAO), which has been accepted for publication in the PASP Special Focus Issue: Techniques and Methods for Astrophysical Data Visualization. You can download the paper from arXiv at https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.08807 .(I … Continue reading

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From The Front Lines of SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016

I attended the SPIE meeting on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 26 through July 1, and I am sharing my views on the conference presentations. Approximately 2,000 astronomers, software engineers and instrumentation specialists crowded the Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Version 4.0 of the Montage Image Mosaic Engine Released: Data Cubes and more.

Version 4.0 is a major upgrade of Montage, released with a BSD 3-clause license. The distribution is available from Git Hub at https://github.com/Caltech-IPAC/Montage and from the Montage web page at http://montage.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/download.html. The release supports aggregation of of data stored as … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of Billion-Point Data Sets: Nanocubes

One of the most interesting talks I heard at the “Tools for Astronomical Big Data” Meeting I attended in March was by Carlos Scheidegger (University of Arizona) on “How do you look at a billion data points? Exploratory Visualization for Big Data.”  It was … Continue reading

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Tools For Astronomical Big Data

This week, I attended the Tools for Astronomical Big Data Workshop, held in Tucson from March 9 -11 and sponsored by NOAO. Over 100 practitioners gathered to “survey the present state of the art in addressing the challenges of conducting … Continue reading

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From The Front Lines of ADASS 2014 – Visualization

Visualization technology is undergoing a transformation these days, and the October 7 morning session was devoted to advances in visualization. Here I will give a synopsis of some of the talks. Chris Beaumont described Glue as a “Hackable User Interface,” … Continue reading

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The CAVE2 Immersive Visualisation Platform at Monash University

The availability of massive data sets is driving the development of new large-scale visualization systems. One such is the CAVE2 Immersive Visualisation Platform built at Monash University. Described as a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, this … Continue reading

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