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Paper: Analysis of Astronomical Data using VR: the Gaia Catalog in 3D
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 21
Authors: Ramírez, E.; nez, J. G. N.; Hernandez, J.; Salgado, J.; Mora, A.; Lammers, U.; Merín, B.; Baines, D.; de Marchi, G.; Arviset, C.
Abstract: Since 2016, the ESAC Science Data Center have been working on a number of Virtual Reality projects to visualize Gaia data in 3D. The Gaia mission is providing unprecedented astrometric measurements of more than 1 billion stars. Using these measurements, we can estimate the distance to these stars and therefore project their 3D positions in the Galaxy. A new application to analyze Gaia DR2 data is currently in development and planned to be publicly released soon. In this presentation we will give a demo of the latest version of the Oculus Rift application and will show specific use cases to analyze Gaia DR2 data as well as a demonstration on how Virtual Reality can be integrated into a data analysis workflow. We will also show how can new input techniques such as hand-tracking can bring new levels of freedom in how we interact with data.
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