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Paper: Extending the 3D capabilities of the CASA Viewer
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 833
Authors: Kümmel, M.; Kuntschner, H.; Schiebel, D.; Westmoquette, M.; Petry, D.; Mehringer, D.; Ballester, P.; Kern, J.
Abstract: The majority of present and future ESO facilities, such as the VLT, ALMA and the E-ELT, feature instruments which produce datacubes (i.e., 2 spatial, 1 wavelength/frequency dimension). In this context, the need for an ESO based visualization tool capable of handling datacubes was identified. Rather than starting a new application from scratch, it was decided to develop this visualization tool as part of the CASA software to extend its capabilities. Handling data that is augmented with a pixel-to-pixel error and data quality information is an important requirement for the visualization tool, and we have defined a convention to store such data in a single FITS file. We present the current status of the project and give an outlook of future developments.
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