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Paper: New Developments for Aladin
Volume: 394, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVII
Page: 217
Authors: Boch, T.; Fernique, P.; Bonnarel, F.
Abstract: The Aladin interactive sky atlas has been first released in 1999, aiming at providing an easy way to visualize digitized astronomical images and superimpose catalogue entries from databases such as Simbad or VizieR. While keeping its fundamental strengths (user friendliness, size suitable for applet usage), Aladin has grown since into a Virtual Observatory (VO) portal, capable to address the challenges raised by the rise of the VO, such as helping the user dealing with the data avalanche and visualizing multi-wavelength data. Thus, the Aladin portal is able to locate data of interest, access and explore distributing datasets and easily compare heterogeneous data.

We have demonstrated some of the new features, including support of huge FITS images, visualization of data cubes, display of instrumental footprints, image manipulation and easy batch processing.

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