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ANTARES: progress towards building a 'broker' of time-domain alerts
Author(s): Abhijit Saha; Zhe Wang; Thomas Matheson; Gautham Narayan; Richard Snodgrass; John Kececioglu; Carlos Scheidegger; Tim Axelrod; Tim Jenness; Stephen Ridgway; Robert Seaman; Clark Taylor; Jackson Toeniskoetter; Eric Welch; Shuo Yang; Tayeb Zaidi
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Paper Abstract

The Arizona-NOAO Temporal Analysis and Response to Events System (ANTARES) is a joint effort of NOAO and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona to build prototype software to process alerts from time-domain surveys, especially LSST, to identify those alerts that must be followed up immediately. Value is added by annotating incoming alerts with existing information from previous surveys and compilations across the electromagnetic spectrum and from the history of past alerts. Comparison against a knowledge repository of properties and features of known or predicted kinds of variable phenomena is used for categorization. The architecture and algorithms being employed are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99100F (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232095
Show Author Affiliations
Abhijit Saha, NOAO (United States)
Zhe Wang, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Thomas Matheson, NOAO (United States)
Gautham Narayan, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Richard Snodgrass, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John Kececioglu, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Carlos Scheidegger, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tim Axelrod, Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tim Jenness, LSST Project Office (United States)
Stephen Ridgway, NOAO (United States)
Robert Seaman, Lunar and Planetary Lab., Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Clark Taylor, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jackson Toeniskoetter, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eric Welch, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Shuo Yang, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tayeb Zaidi, Macalester College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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