More than a mosaic engine!

Montage will do much more than create mosaics. The components of the toolkit are very useful tools in their own right, and can do tasks such as the following:

  • Convert FITS images or mosaics into grayscale or color JPEG images; see the 3-color image of NGC 5584 shown below
  • Generate metadata from a set of FITS images
  • Retrieve the header from a FITS image
  • Check the validity of a FITS image’s header
  • Re-size a FITS image
  • Create a “cutout” of a FITS image

A full list of the functionality  is provided here on the Montage web page.

Three-color image of NGC 5584 at g, r and i created with the Montage module mJPEG

Three-color image of NGC 5584 at g, r and i created with the Montage module mJPEG

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