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Issue No.05 - September/October (2010 vol.30)
pp: 12-17
Thomas Marrinan , Drake Univ., IA, USA
Timothy Urness , Drake Univ., IA, USA
Charles Nelson , Drake Univ., IA, USA
Kory Kreimeyer , Drake Univ., IA, USA
Jordan Mirocha , Drake Univ., IA, USA
This article discusses how data visualization can help us understand the kinematics of ionized gas in the nuclear regions of Seyfert galaxies, the most common active galactic nuclei (AGN). The goal is to compare spectroscopic analysis results with the expectations from various gas flow models to determine the dominant acceleration mechanism. We focus here on galaxy NGC 1068 because we need further study to solidify theories obtained from previous analysis of this galaxy. However, we can use our visualization system to analyze many different galaxies' nuclear regions.
Rendering (computer graphics), Image color analysis, Astronomy, Data visualization, Three dimensional displays, Telescopes, Spectroscopy,volume rendering, Astronomy, spectroscopy, multivalued visualization
Thomas Marrinan, Timothy Urness, Charles Nelson, Kory Kreimeyer, Jordan Mirocha, "Understanding and Interpreting Multivalued Astronomical Data", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.30, no. 5, pp. 12-17, September/October 2010, doi:10.1109/MCG.2010.97
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