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Paper: CARTA: Cube Analysis and Rendering Tool for Astronomy
Volume: 527, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIX
Page: 213
Authors: Wang, K.–S.; Comrie, A.; Harris, P.; Moraghan, A.; Hsu, S.–C.; Pi'nska, A.; Chiang, C.–C.; Jan, H.; Simmonds, R.; Pang, Q.; Brandt, P.; Taylor, R.; Ott, J.; Rosolowsky, E.; Lee, C.–F.; Raba, R.; Kirkham, K.
Abstract: CARTA is the Cube Analysis and Rendering Tool for Astronomy, a new image visualisation and analysis tool designed for the ALMA, the VLA, and the SKA pathfinders. As the image size increases drastically with modern telescopes in recent years, viewing an image with a local image viewer or with a remote image viewer via the ssh protocol becomes less efficient. The mission of CARTA is to provide usability and scalability for the future by utilising modern web technologies and computing parallelization. On behalf of the CARTA development team, we introduce the CARTA project to the community. Current status and future perspective will be presented. The development of the CARTA project is a joint effort from (in alphabetical order): Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA), Inter-university Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Department of Physics, University of Alberta.
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