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Best Practices for Code Release: Experience With Montage

This is a presentation given at theĀ  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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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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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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X-ray Observations of Radio Transients without Optical Hosts

Montage was recently used by Croft, Tomsick and Bower in their study of a VLA archival calibration field. They used Chandra observations to attempt to identify X-ray coun- terparts to the eight transient sources without optical counterparts, and two transient … Continue reading

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A Python Wrapper for the Montage Mosaic Engine

Montage is written in C for performance, but there are many Python programmers in astronomy who have asked if they can use Montage with Python. Yes, it turns out they can, through the good offices of Tom Robitaille at the … Continue reading

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