Because Montage is designed is a toolkit of components written in ANSI-C, projects may integrate the tools into their pipelines and processing environments to create new data products and perform science analysis.
The Japanese AKARI mission has used Montage to support the creation of far-infrared, all-sky (>99% coverage) survey maps at 65 μm, 90 μm, 140 μm, and 160 μm ,with spatial resolutions ranging from 1 to 1.5 arcmin. The production of these maps in described in Doi et al. (2015). These maps represent the first public release of the all-sky data. According to the authors, the AKARI survey ” reveals the large-scale distribution of ISM with the great detail… The AKARI FIR images are a new powerful resource from which to investigate the detailed nature of ISM from small scales to the full sky.”