WorldWide Telescope enables new ways of visualization of observational data. Click to expand each section below to learn of ways to incorporate WWT in your research.
Tours created on the web will have both a download and share link to view the tour in WWT.
A tour is most easily embedded in presentation software as a video. The WWT Web Client does not yet support video export of tours, however the QuickTime player (as well as other programs) can capture HD video of the screen while you play the tour.
If you are interested is using WWT to make a Video Abstract for an upcoming publication please see our guide.
Example Video Abstracts that have used WWT:
- Direct Imaging and Spectroscopy of a Young Extrasolar Kuiper Belt in the Nearest OB Association Thayne Currie, Carey M. Lisse, Marc Kuchner, Nikku Madhusudhan, Scott J. Kenyon, Christian Thalmann, Joseph Carson, and John Debes, 2015 ApJL 807 L7
- Radio Continuum Observations of the Galactic Center: Photoevaporative Proplyd-like Objects Near Sgr A* F. Yusef-Zadeh, D. A. Roberts, M. Wardle, W. Cotton, R. Schödel, and M. J. Royster, 2015 ApJL 801 L26
- Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown, 2016 AJ 151 22
- The Application of the Montage Image Mosaic Engine To The Visualization Of Astronomical Images G. Bruce Berriman and J. C. Good, 2017 PASP 129 058006
The Astrolabe Project is creating a new open-access repository for previously uncurated astronomical datasets, building on existing CyVerse infrastructure with robust cloud-based resources for managing, linking, processing and sharing research data.
Astrolabe will be using WWT as the visualization engine for the project.
- Montage has a guide to import FITS files into WWT.
- Toasty can prepare images for viewing in WWT.
- Images uploaded to Astrometry.net are able to be seen in WWT by clicking on the "view in WWT" link.
- The WWT Windows application natively supports FITS and AVM tagged images.
- Once your images are AVM tagged or TOASTed, you can share them as community content as a Community Member
- Glimpse360 WWT Viewer uses the Webcontrol API
- Plank Interactive Data Viewer uses the Webcontrol API
- ADS All Sky Survey uses the Webcontrol API
- Milky Way 3D uses the Webcontrol API
- AstroPix (click an image and follow the link on the upper right to "View in WorldWide Telescope")
- The Paper of the Future (see Figure 7)
- Zoonizerse's Astronomy Rewind (after classifying figures of the sky with labeled axes)