Information & On-line Data in Astronomy
Daniel Egret, Miguel A. Albrecht
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995 - Computers - 291 pages
The ability of storing, managing and giving access to the huge quantity of data collected by astronomical observatories is one of the major challenges of modern astronomy. At the same time, the growing complexity of data systems implies a change of concepts: the scientist has to manipulate data as well as information. Developments of the World Wide Web bring answers to these problems. The book presents a wide selection of databases, archives, data centres and information systems. Descriptions are included, together with their scientific context and motivations. This volume should prove a useful tool for astronomers, librarians, data specialists and computer engineers.
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1995 Kluwer Academic abstracts Access Pointers all-sky Analysis Center analysis software ASCII Astron astronomical catalogues Astronomical Data Astrophys Astrophysics AstroWeb BATSE bibliographic references calibration CALTECH CD-ROM CFHT clusters COBE coordinates Data Analysis Data Center Data in Astronomy data products data sets database detector developed Directory distribution documents Egret Egret and M. A. electronic ESIS European Southern Observatory EUVE Exabyte EXOSAT extragalactic Facility files format Galactic galaxies HEASARC Heck HST archive hypertext images Information & On-Line Infrared Institute instrument interface Internet IPAC IRAS journals mission Mosaic Murtagh NASA objects observations Observatory On-Line Data open clusters optical parameters photometric preprints processing provides Publ quasars query related space related space sciences ROSAT RSDC scientific scientists server SIMBAD spectra standard STARCAT stars storage Strasbourg STScI tables telnet URLs VILSPA World-Wide Web