Monthly Archives: March 2011

Using Montage To Study Massive Star Formation Regions

In the next few blog posts, I will describe some examples of how astronomers have been using Montage in the course of their research. To begin, I’ll describe Rahman¬† and Murray (2010)‘s study of massive star formation regions. They combined … Continue reading

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Using Montage To Build New Applications: The IRSA Finder Chart Service

Because Montage is written as a toolkit, its components – useful tools in their own right – can be used to support the development of new applications. We describe one application here: the IRSA Finder Chart service, developed by my … Continue reading

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Writing Scripts To Create Mosaics: A 3-color mosaic of the Pleiades

Because Montage is designed as a toolkit, it is easy to create your own scripts to generate custom mosaics and run them them on your desktop. You can get access these scripts from the contributed software page. Here, we analyze … Continue reading

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Analyzing and Processing FITS files with Montage

Ever want to do basic tasks such as retrieve the header from a FITS file, check that the header of a FITS file is valid, re-size a FITS file, or do a cutout of a FITS file? The Montage distribution … Continue reading

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Montage Used To Support Eighth Sloan Digital Sky Survey Release

Aihara et al. recently described the eighth release of the data (DR8) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The release is the first from what is called SDSS-III. This phase of SDSS began in August 2008, and uses new instrumentation … Continue reading

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