Experimental Astronomy

, Volume 35, Issue 1–2, pp 187–201

The data zoo in Astro-WISE

  • Gijs A. Verdoes Kleijn
  • Andrey N. Belikov
  • John P. McFarland
Original Article

Abstract

In this paper we describe the way the Astro-WISE information system (or simply Astro-WISE) supports the data from a wide range of instruments and combines multiple surveys and their catalogues. Astro-WISE allows ingesting of data from any optical instrument, survey or catalogue, processing of this data to create new catalogues and bringing in data from different surveys into a single catalogue, keeping all dependencies back to the original data. Full data lineage is kept on each step of compiling a new catalogue with an ability to add a new data source recursively. With these features, Astro-WISE allows not only combining and retrieving data from multiple surveys, but performing scientific data reduction and data mining down to the rawest data in the data processing chain within a single environment.

Keywords

Astronomical data model Information system Data processing Astronomical surveys 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gijs A. Verdoes Kleijn
    • 1
  • Andrey N. Belikov
    • 1
  • John P. McFarland
    • 1
  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenAV GroningenThe Netherlands

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