FITS Radio Cubes in ytΒΆ

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%matplotlib inline
import yt

This notebook demonstrates some of the capabilties of yt on some FITS "position-position-spectrum" cubes of radio data.

Note that it depends on some external dependencies, including astropy, wcsaxes, and pyregion.

M33 VLA Image

The dataset "m33_hi.fits" has NaNs in it, so we'll mask them out by setting nan_mask = 0:

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ds = yt.load("radio_fits/m33_hi.fits", nan_mask=0.0, z_axis_decomp=True)

First, we'll take a slice of the data along the z-axis, which is the velocity axis of the FITS cube:

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slc = yt.SlicePlot(ds, "z", ["intensity"], origin="native")