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Paper: The Aladin Project: Status Report
Volume: 101, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems V
Page: 489
Authors: Bartlett, James G.; Bonnarel, Francois; Egret, Daniel; Genova, Francoise; Ziaeepour, Houri; Bienayme, Olivier; Ochsenbein, Francois; Creze, Michel; Florsch, Joseph; Louys, Mireille; Paillou, Philippe
Abstract: The Aladin project aims to provide a new cross-identification tool for the CDS and its co-workers, and, eventually, other astronomers. This tool is designed as an interactive X-window client with access to images from a local directory or the CDS image server, as well as to the Simbad database, the CDS catalogue server and local, on-site catalogues. Present development includes: The building of a high resolution image archive of Schmidt plates digitized by the Paris MAMA facility and covering a significant portion of the sky (250 plates = 500 gigabytes); The integration of the STScI DSS in the system to provide full-sky coverage (at a lower spatial resolution than the MAMA archive); The development of a client emphasising the possibility of astrometric and photometric recalibration of the images using high quality standards. Presently, a reduced version of the client is already available for the CDS and its co-workers. Full realization of the project is planned for the middle of 1996.
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