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Toward an International Virtual Observatory : Proceedings of the ESO/ESA/NASA/NSF Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 10-14 June 2002 - Peter J. Quinn

Toward an International Virtual Observatory

Proceedings of the ESO/ESA/NASA/NSF Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 10-14 June 2002

By: Peter J. Quinn (Editor), Krzysztof M. Gorski (Editor)


Published: 1st August 2004
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The book is the first thorough overview of the first important steps to develop a worldwide virtual observatory so that, in the future, it could be easier to "dial-up" a part of the sky than wait many months to access a telescope. The articles in this book present details on the status of the first efforts to develop a standardized framework for the virtual observatory, including steps towards completion and deployment of technical infrastructure, uptake by data providers worldwide, and utilization by the scientific community.

Nineteenth and twentieth century clouds over the twenty-first century virtual observatoryp. 1
Building the infrastructure for the National Virtual Observatory : an information technology research initiative of the National Science Foundationp. 11
ASTRO-WISE : an astronomical wide-field imaging system for Europep. 19
The Canadian Virtual Observatory Projectp. 31
Information hub of the Russian Virtual Observatoryp. 37
Early virtual science : some lessons for the AVOp. 43
The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey : a VO test case?p. 54
Visualizing and analyzing massive astronomical datasets with Partiviewp. 57
e-Science and the gridp. 62
National virtual observatory architecturep. 67
Authentication and authorization architecture for AstroGrid and the virtual observatoryp. 75
VO activities at the Harvard-Smithsonian CfAp. 80
The prototype TNG long-term archive and its interactions with the Italian GRID Projectp. 88
Federation and fusion of astronomical information : standards and tools for the virtual observatoriesp. 94
Data models for the VOp. 101
Scalable metadata definition frameworksp. 106
Space-time metadata for the virtual observatoryp. 112
VOTable : tabular data for the virtual observatoryp. 118
A C++ parser for VOTablesp. 124
ASTROVIRTEL : tools and operationsp. 129
Towards an AVO interoperability prototypep. 134
Inter-operability of ESA science archivesp. 140
The AstroGrid pilot programmep. 147
Making ground-based optical/infrared imaging surveys VO-compatiblep. 153
e-Star : telescopes and databases as a single information gridp. 167
Massive variability search and monitoring by OGLE and ASASp. 171
Statistical analysis of observed and simulated surveysp. 175
Catalog intersection : Beyond basic cross correlationsp. 181
Meeting the user science challenge for a virtual universep. 187
Theoretical astrophysics and the US-NVO initiativep. 193
Artificial intelligence tools for data mining in large astronomical databasesp. 202
Data mining facilityp. 214
Automatic detection - extraction - classification for a large number of stellar spectra from slitless wide field spectroscopy : a project for AVOp. 220
Star-forming regions at high resolution : interferometry for virtual observatoriesp. 226
The astronomical data warehousep. 232
The real astronomy experience : making the IVO effective for international planetaria and science centersp. 238
Enabling outreach with virtual observatoriesp. 242
Building the MEGA image-subtraction pipeline in the era of virtual observatoriesp. 249
Visualisation tools for very large amounts of datap. 251
Laplacean ideology for preliminary orbit determination and moving celestial body identification in virtual epochp. 254
Using XML-schema to model data from present and future astronomical databasesp. 257
The virtual observatory as a tool to study star cluster populations in starburst galaziesp. 259
The master catalogue of stars towards the magellanic cloudsp. 261
UCDs : metadata for the VOp. 263
Applicability of emerging resource discovery standards to the VOp. 265
The astronomy digital library and the VOp. 267
The digitized Hamburg objective prism surveysp. 269
Aladin in the VO contextp. 271
Power spectrum for the distribution of galaxies on the spherep. 273
The world space observatory (WSO/UV) archive : requirements for interoperationp. 279
A common data analysis environment : do we need one?p. 281
Multiwavelength studies of AGNp. 283
The CCD sky patrols and plate archivesp. 285
Wide-field x-ray monitoring as a data source for the virtual observatoryp. 287
The UDAPAC project - Uccle Direct Astrononimcal Plate Archive Centre : a new international facilityp. 289
The Russian virtual observatory portal : convenience and attractivenessp. 291
IDHA image archive modelp. 292
Building interoperable NASA archivesp. 294
iAstro : computational and information infrastructure in the astronomical datagridp. 296
PRIME : a deep near-infrared survey projectp. 298
A practical approach to catalogued-data visualisationp. 300
Multi-object spectroscopy : automatic extraction and previewing of spectrap. 302
The INTEGRAL archive at the ISDCp. 304
HyperLeda : virtual instruments for extragalactic astronomyp. 307
A galactic model as a useful tool for virtual observatoriesp. 309
The SolarWeb semantic data model for describing relationships between heterogeneous solar databasesp. 311
Development of a multi-mission data server at LAEFFp. 314
The CATS database as a tool to study radio sourcesp. 316
To creation of virtual radio observatoryp. 318
System to study evolution of radio galaxies as a part of a virtual radio observatoryp. 321
The Russian virtual observatory project insightp. 323
Possibilities for a convenient desktop access to the GRID and to virtual observatoriesp. 325
Applying data compression methods in astronomical archivesp. 327
Multiwavelength studies of microquasar GRS 1915+105p. 329
Automated data reduction and analysis tools for the VIMOS integral field unitp. 331
Classification of active objects in the multiwavelength parametric spacep. 333
Science data archives : feedback relationsp. 335
The Hamburg/RASS catalogue of optical identifications of ROSAT bright source x-ray sourcesp. 337
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ISBN: 9783540210016
ISBN-10: 3540210016
Series: ESO Astrophysics Symposia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.79