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Paper: The OaPd System for Web Access to Large Astronomical Catalogues
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 160
Authors: Benfante, L.; Volpato, A.; Baruffolo, A.; Benacchio, L.
Abstract: At the Padova Astronomical Observatory (OaPd), we are developing a system for managing large sets of astronomical data, such as the GSCII catalog that will be released in the near future. In this paper we describe the different parts of the retrieval system: the Database Management System (DBMS) containing the data and the meta-data of the catalogs, the CORBA services, the Java Servlets and finally the Java Applet Client. A brief description of the hardware and of the support software is also presented. The result is a system that allows one to access a set of astronomical catalogs using heterogeneous clients (i.e., Astrobrowse, StarCat). The first public release is expected in January 2001.
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