A browser-based particle visualization platform
If you use Firefly, please cite us using the ADS listing that points to our Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) entry.
Comprehensive documentation is available here.
- Aaron Geller
- Alex Gurvich
- Mike Cronin
- Zach Hafen
- Alessandro Febretti
- Mahlet Shiferaw
- Luolei Zhao
- Nora Linzer
- Claude-André Faucher-Giguère
Firefly is written in WebGL using the three.js library. This tool builds off of a previous version developed by Alessandro Febretti.
This project is funded by Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Northwestern's IT Research Computing group, and NSF grants AST-1412836, AST-1715216, and CAREER award AST-1652522 awarded to Claude-André Faucher-Giguère.
Firefly was originally designed for FIRE data, but has since been extended to support any particle data. This package should not be confused with the serendipitously named web-based visualization software Firefly, from Caltech-IPAC, a general tool for retrieving and viewing astronomy data.
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