Building a re-deployable astronomy archive

challenges and solutions

Simon O'Toole*, Elizabeth Mannering, Lloyd Harischandra, Katrina Sealey

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Abstract

Data Central is the AAO's flagship virtual observatory service, providing a central repository for Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and UK Schmidt observations, survey-team derived data products and documentation. The system brings together catalogues, imaging, spectra and data cubes from dozens of surveys, providing an intuitive interface to query, explore and cross-match data sets of national and international significance. In this presentation, we briefly introduce the current services Data Central offers including: a publication-quality image cutout service, SQL query, a Single Object Viewer bringing together data products (IFS cubes, spectra, catalogues, photometry) from crossmatched sources across multiple surveys, VO services, schema browser and team-curated documentation via an in-house CMS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
EditorsSimon Ellis, Céline d'Orgeville
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510631472
ISBN (Print)9781510631465
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2020
EventAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume11203
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period9/12/1912/12/19

Keywords

  • ASVO
  • Cross-matching
  • Data archives
  • Data Central
  • Data products
  • Virtual Observatory
  • VO

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    O'Toole, S., Mannering, E., Harischandra, L., & Sealey, K. (2020). Building a re-deployable astronomy archive: challenges and solutions. In S. Ellis, & C. d'Orgeville (Eds.), Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 [112031D] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 11203). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2541390