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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 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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Relicensing the Montage Mosaic Engine to a BSD 3-Clause License.

t the AAS meeting in January, I gave a presentation at a Special Session on Software Licenses about how and why we relicensed Montage from a proprietary license to a more permissive BSD 3-clause.  You can see the short presentation … Continue reading

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The Kid Is Back: The Next Generation of the Montage Image Mosaic Engine

I am delighted to say that we have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to deliver the next generation of the Montage Image Mosaic Engine. This new effort responds to the dramatic evolution in the computational landscape astronomy in … Continue reading

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Does Montage Conserve Flux When Changing the Image Resolution?

This question has been asked several times. It was first posed on-line by Loren Anderson on the Astrobetter page on image mosaics: “An important note on Montage is that it does not conserve flux when changing the image resolution. For … Continue reading

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What Are The “Area Files” That Are Produced With The Mosaics?

Montage returns with each mosaic an “area file” in FITS format that contains the total amount of sky area (steradians) that contributed to the value of a pixel. It weights  the output flux by the “areas” of the contributing inputs. … Continue reading

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Montage at the “Innovations in Data Intensive Astronomy” Workshop

This week, I attended the “Innovations in Data Intensive Astronomy” Workshop, hosted by NRAO at Green Bank, West Virginia.  The workshop aimed to “.. encourage new ideas for the effective processing, analysis, and interpretation of Tera- to Peta-scale data sets … Continue reading

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