GRIDView

GRIDView was developed for the for the purpose of viewing three-dimensional data cubes in the IDL environment. As shown in this figure, users can cut the cube at specific cz values and view sky maps and the spectral weights that apply to that area. Once sources are identified, users can overlay catalogs in real time and access images from multiple surveys. Access to images and catalog information at a rapid rate has greatly increased optical counterpart identification of sources in radio spectral line surveys. Survey participants are heavy end users of the Virtual Observatory and the tools that take advantage of the protocols. In addition, catalogs and extracted measurements can be distributed to follow- up websites for review by team members.

GALflux - a spectral line reduction tool

GALflux is a companion environment to GRIDview used to created integrated spectral profiles. The GUI, seen in this figure, allows for baselining and flux measurement of spectral profiles. The GUI is an extension of algorithms developed at Arecibo.

Extension allow the user to compare with archived HI data in external databases I have designed. In addition, comparisons can be made with cross-correlations from optical surveys like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.