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Paper: ASTROVIRTEL: Accessing Astronomical Archives as Virtual Telescopes
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 141
Authors: Pierfederici, F.; Benvenuti, P.; Micol, A.; Pirenne, B.; Wicenec, A.
Abstract: We present here ASTROVIRTEL: a project supported by the European Commission within the ``Enhanced Access to Research Infrastructures'' action. ASTROVIRTEL is already being used by European astronomers as a Virtual Telescope, enabling them to access a huge amount of astronomical data with the support of the ASTROVIRTEL personnel. At the same time, operating ASTROVIRTEL---that is, being involved in the definition of the user requirements, and in the implementation of the necessary tools--- is an ideal way to get acquainted with the scientific drivers and the technology required to build a Virtual Observatory.
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