Monthly Archives: April 2011

Montage Mentioned In Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) Report

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) advises the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on selected issues within the fields of astronomy and astrophysics that are of … Continue reading

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A Mosaic of M16, including the Pillars of Creation

This week’s post is a combination of a full-color 2MASS mosaic (made with the Montage service at IPAC) of the region around M16, an Equatorial coordinate grid, an overlay of USNO-B1 sources (from Gator) scaled by Blue magnitude, and footprints … Continue reading

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Montage And The Spitzer Deep, Wide-Field Survey (SDWFS)

Montage has been used by a number of projects to create image mosaics for distribution as science products. One such project is the the Spitzer Deep, Wide-Field Survey (SDWFS), which you can read about in the paper by Ashby et … Continue reading

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Montage and Cosmic Background Studies

Members of the radio and sub-millimeter community and the cosmic background communities have begun to use Montage. The image we used for the blog banner is in fact a mosaic of 21-cm data obtained at Arecibo. Here, I talk about … Continue reading

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Discovering T Tauri Candidates Using The INT Photometric H-Alpha Survey (IPHAS)

Barentsen et al (2011) have recently shown to use the images produced by the Isaac Newton Telescope¬† Photometric H-Alpha Survey to identify new T Tauri stars and to estimate their accretion rates. Specifically, they studied a region of size 7 … Continue reading

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