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- Future directions in astronomy visualization
- Fluke, Christopher J.; Bourke, Paul D.; O'Donovan, David
- Despite the large budgets spent annually on astronomical research equipment such as telescopes, instruments, and supercomputers, the general trend is to analyze and view the resulting datasets using small, two-dimensional displays. We report here on alternative advanced image displays, with an emphasis on displays that we have constructed, including stereoscopic projection, multiple projector tiled displays, and a digital dome. These displays can provide astronomers with new ways of exploring the terabyte and petabyte datasets that are now regularly being produced from all-sky surveys, high-resolution computer simulations, and Virtual Observatory projects. We also present a summary of the Advanced Image Displays for Astronomy (AIDA) survey which we conducted from 2005 March-May, in order to raise some issues pertinent to the current and future level of use of advanced image displays.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
- Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol. 23, no. 1 (2006), p. 12-24
- Publication year
- 3D; Astronomical datasets; Cosmological simulations; Data analysis methods; Image processing techniques; Models; S2PLOT; Surveys; Three-dimensional visualisations; Virtual reality; Visual representations
- CSIRO Publishing
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- Copyright © Astronomical Society of Australia 2005.
- Peer reviewed