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[ascl:1112.011] CMBview: A Mac OS X program for viewing HEALPix-format sky map data on a sphere

CMBview is a viewer for FITS files containing HEALPix sky maps. Sky maps are projected onto a 3d sphere which can be rotated and zoomed interactively with the mouse. Features include:

  • rendering of the field of Stokes vectors
  • ray-tracing mode in which each screen pixel is projected onto the sphere for high quality rendering
  • control over sphere lighting
  • export an arbitrarily large rendered texture
  • variety of preset colormaps

Code site:
https://github.com/portsmouth/cmbview
Used in:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008ApJ...682....1D http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008MNRAS.391..435F
Bibcode:
2011ascl.soft12011P

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