How do I look at my MaNGA datacube and RSS files?

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    There are a number of ways to explore the MaNGA data. The MaNGA data are fits files with multiple extensions, so any software that can read, display, and/or analyze fits files can be used. We have split this tutorial according to some of these different software. Choose whichever software you are most comfortable with. The ds9 and QFitsView links describe examples of datacube visualization. Marvin is a visualisation and analysis tool specifically developed for MaNGA data: more information on Marvin can also be found here. The IDL and python links both explain in detail how to read in and perform some simple analysis using IDL and python, respectively, for both RSS (row-stacked spectra) and datacube files.

  • ds9
  • QFitsView
  • Marvin
  • Python
  • IDL