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Paper: POMME: Exploring Time Domain Astronomy in the Andromeda Galaxy
Volume: 495, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIV (ADASS XXIV)
Page: 219
Authors: Savalle, R.; Valls-Gabaud, D.; Le Sidaner, P.; Dassa-Terrier, J.; POMME collaboration
Abstract: Time-domain astronomy has long been possible only in our Galaxy, but with the advent of wide field cameras and massive surveys it has now become feasible to study star variability in other galaxies. The project POMME (Pixel Observations of M31 with MEgacam) aims at creating the largest database of variable stars in the Andromeda galaxy. In this paper we describe the making and current contents of the POMME SQL database as well as the Web visualization tool that has been developed thanks to VO standards such as ADQL and TAP. This tool allows astronomers to display catalogs and associated bibliographical data on a zoomable image of M31, as well as light-curves of selected sources.
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