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TOASTing Your Images With The Montage Image Mosaic Engine

Our poster at the 229th AAS meeting, Grapevine TX, Jan 4-8 2017 shows how to prepare your images for consumption by the World Wide Telescope.

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Montage Helps Find Near-Earth Objects

One of the most interesting applications that I have found for Montage is by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) program. A paper by Vighh et al. (2015) described how LINEAR has made significant contributions to the discovery of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), thereby … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Code Release: Experience With Montage

This is a presentation given at the  Special Session on Tools and Tips for Better Software, held at the 227th AAS Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 5, 2016. It was one of six presentations given at the session, whose purpose is … Continue reading

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Montage Poster at 227th AAS Meeting, Kissimmee, FL. Jan 4-8, 2016.

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Montage YouTube Channel Rolled Out!

We have released the Montage youTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjmHCDrq4YIUly1r082TjA  . We have posted four videos of image cubes created with Montage, and will be posting more in the coming months.  Here is one example: This is a full-resolution mosaic of … 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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Montage used in the generation of the STARBIRDS Archive

McQuinn, Mitchell and Skillman (2015) recently published “The Panchromatic STARBurst IRregular Dwarf Survey (STARBIRDS): Observations and Data Archive.” They combined new and archival multi-wavelength observations for 20 nearby starburst and post-starburst dwarf galaxies to create a new archive of calibrated, homogeneously reduced images: … Continue reading

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