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HEALPix: Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization of a sphere

Postby owlice » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:21 pm

HEALPix: Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization of a sphere

Abstract: HEALPix is an acronym for Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization of a sphere. As suggested in the name, this pixelization produces a subdivision of a spherical surface in which each pixel covers the same surface area as every other pixel. Another property of the HEALPix grid is that the pixel centers occur on a discrete number of rings of constant latitude, the number of constant-latitude rings is dependent on the resolution of the HEALPix grid.

Credit: Górski, K. M.; Hivon, Eric

Site: http://healpix.sourceforge.net
http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.2384

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft07018G

ID: ascl:1107.018
Last edited by Ada Coda on Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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