Open source visualization software for solar image data
ROLE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA SCIENCE
> Re-architecting the original version
> 3D visualization
> Intergration with other applications
> Usability improvements
Partners: Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)
Funding: European Space Agency ESA
Keywords: visualization software, JPEG 2000, solar physics
JHelioviewer is a visualization software for solar images based on the JPEG 2000 compression standard. Compression allows JHelioviewer to quickly visualize huge amounts of data from major spacecrafts observing the sun. The software is used by scientists and by interested amateurs to explore the sun in detail and create images or videos. Some teams use it to decide at what to point their instruments. It offers many features such as a multiview mode, perspective 3D visualizations from different points of view, a timeline, additional information about solar activity on a particular day and alerts.
PEOPLE @I4DS WHO WORK ON JHELIOVIEWER
People who worked on JHelioviewer before:
- Simon Felix (former project lead)
- Roman Bolzern
- Manuel Serquet
- Samuel von Stachelski
- Stefan Meier
- Rolf Müri
- Simon Spörri
OPEN RESOURCES AND RESULTS
Screenshot of the JHelioviewer user interface. Three images from two different spacecraft show a massive eruption that occurred in February 2016.
Example of a video generated with JHelioviewer showing a filament eruption.