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NVO activities at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Author(s): Guiseppina Fabbiano
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Paper Abstract

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) provides an ideal test-bed for the Virtual Observatory. Cfa has expertise covering virtually all branches of observational astronomy and of astrophysical research, as well as data and information management (the Chandra X-ray Center -- CXC, and the Astrophysical Data System -- ADS). At CfA, we have a leading role in the U.S. National Virtual Observatory (NVO) team for the development of the VO Data Model(s), in collaboration with the European Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO). To this end, we are validating our design with a local prototype, which will federate the CfA data archives, starting with the X-ray (Chandra) and optical (Telescope Data Center -- TDC) archives. This paper describes our approach and progress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4846, Virtual Observatories, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461515
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Guiseppina Fabbiano, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory/Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4846:
Virtual Observatories
Alexander S. Szalay, Editor(s)

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