Category Archives: astronomy

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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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 Supports the Kepler Follow-Up Observation Program.

The Kepler Community Follow-up Program, known also as the Kepler Follow-up Observation Program and KFOP, is a program instituted to conduct follow-up observations on Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI), or signals observed by the Kepler spacecraft that may indicate the … Continue reading

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The AKARI Far-Infrared All-Sky Survey Maps

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 … Continue reading

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Montage Mosaics The Pillars Of Creation!

The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula (M16) remain one of the iconic images of the Hubble Space Telescope. Three pillars rise from a molecular cloud into an enormous HII region, powered by the massive young cluster NGC 6611. … Continue reading

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Montage Used To Study The Structure of the Star-forming Cluster RCW 38

E. Winston et al. (2011) report that they used  Montage in their recent paper “The Structure of the Star-forming Cluster RCW 38.” This was a multiwavelength investigation that used Spitzer, Chandra and 2MASS data that probed the spatial distribution of … Continue reading

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