Open Clusters Science in the Virtual Observatory Era

Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Abstract

We present http://ocl.sai.msu.ru, a modern web application with an integrated rich set of third-party analysis tools aimed at facilitating astrophysical research with the Open Cluster Catalog of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Koposov et al. Astron. Astrophys. 486:771, 2008; Glushkova et al. Astron. Lett. 36:75, 2010). Discovered using Virtual Observatory (VO) technologies, almost 200 new open clusters are presented in a way that allows further exploitation of the multiple VO-compatible datasets through the single web site serving as an entry point. As more datasets become available (e.g. UCAC3 with proper motions Zacharias et al. Astron. J., 139:2184, 2010), new research perspectives arise with this set of open clusters making it possible to do quick-look science online, which have successfully been demonstrated during several VO-Science tutorials. If populated with a more comprehensive set of open clusters, this tool may become a new WEBDA prototype in the VO era. In this manuscript we also briefly describe steps of a demonstration shown as a contributed talk at JENAM-2010 conference to give an overlook of what kind of original research studies it is now possible to do online.

References

  1. 1.
    Chilingarian, I., Zolotukhin, I.V.: In: Argyle, R.W., Bunclark, P.S., Lewis, J.R.: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVII. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, vol. 394, pp. 351 (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Chilingarian, I., Cayatte, V., Revaz, Y., Dodonov, S., Durand, D., Durret, F., Micol, A., Slezak, E.: Science 326, 1379 (2009)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Glushkova, E.V., Koposov, S.E., Zolotukhin, I.V., Beletsky, Y.V., Vlasov, A.D., Leonova, S.I.: Astron. Lett. 36, 75 (2010)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Koposov, S.E., Glushkova, E.V., Zolotukhin, I.Y.: Astron. Astrophys.  486, 771 (2008)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Mermilliod, J.-C., Paunzen, E.: Astron. Astrophys.410, 511 (2003)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Mermilliod, J.-C.: In: Egret, D., Albrecht, M.A. (eds.) Information & On-Line Data in Astronomy. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, vol. 203, pp. 127–138 (1995)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Zacharias, N., Finch, C., Girard, T., Hambly, N., Wycoff, G., et al.: Astron. J. 139, 2184 (2010)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Zolotukhin, I.V., Chilingarian, I.: In: Argyle, R.W., Bunclark, P.S., Lewis, J.R. (eds.) Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVII. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, vol. 394, pp. 393 (2008)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Zolotukhin, I.V., & Revnivtsev, M., MNRAS, 411, 620 (2011)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, LERMA, UMR 8112ParisFrance
  2. 2.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Observatoire de Paris, VO-Paris Data CentreParisFrance

Personalised recommendations