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Web interface for star databases of the Pi of the Sky experiment
Author(s): Marek Biskup; Katarzyna Małek; Lech Mankiewicz; Marcin Sokołowski; Grzegorz Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

The Pi of the Sky experiment, located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, searches for rapidly changing optical objects such as optical counterparts of Gamma Ray Bursts. The system consists of two CCD cameras placed on parallactic mount and operated by a PC equipped with dedicated software. The data acquired is reduced and essentially only the brightness of stars is stored in the database. A web interface for the star databases offers easy and quick access to the experiment's data and to other star catalogs that are also stored in our databases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6937, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2007, 693705 (28 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.784571
Show Author Affiliations
Marek Biskup, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Katarzyna Małek, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Lech Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Marcin Sokołowski, A. Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, A. Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6937:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2007

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