Solano, E. and von Braun, K. and Velasco, A. and Ciardi, D. R. and Gutiérrez, R. and McElroy, D. L. and López, M. and Abajian, M. and García, M. and Ali, B. and Sarro, L. M. and Berriman, G. B. and Bryden, G. B. and Chan, B. and Good, J. and Kane, S. R. and Laity, A. C. and Lau, C. and Payne, A. N. and Plavchan, P. and Ramirez, S. and Schmitz, M. and Stauffer, J. R. and Wyatt, P. L. and Zhang, A. (2009) The LAEX and NASA portals for CoRoT public data. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 506 (1). pp. 455-463. ISSN 0004-6361 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20091111-112758741
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Aims. We describe here the main functionalities of the LAEX (Laboratorio de Astrofísica Estelar y Exoplanetas/Laboratory for Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanets) and NASA portals for CoRoT Public Data. The CoRoT archive at LAEX was opened to the community in January 2009 and is managed in the framework of the Spanish Virtual Observatory. NStED (NASA Star and Exoplanet Database) serves as the CoRoT portal for the US astronomical community. NStED is a general purpose stellar and exoplanet archive with the aim of providing support for NASA's planet finding and characterisation goals, and the planning and support of NASA and other space missions. CoRoT data at LAEX and NStED can be accessed at http://sdc.laeff.inta.es/corotfa/ and http://nsted.ipac.caltech.edu, respectively. Methods. Based on considerable experience with astronomical archives, the aforementioned archives are designed with the aim of delivering science-quality data in a simple and efficient way. Results. LAEX and NStED not only provide access to CoRoT Public Data but furthermore serve a variety of observed and calculated astrophysical data. In particular, NStED provides scientifically validated information on stellar and planetary data related to the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets, and LAEX makes any information from Virtual Observatory services available to the astronomical community.
|Additional Information:||© ESO 2009. Received 24 April 2009; accepted 20 May 2009. We would like to express our gratitude to the organizers of the 2009 CoRoT symposium. The NASA Star and Exoplanet Database is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NStED wishes to thank the astronomers and research teams who have generously donated their data sets. This research has made use of the Spanish Virtual Observatory supported from the Spanish MEC through grants AyA2008-02156, AyA2005-04286 and from the Madrid Regional Government through PRYCIT S-0505/ESP-0361.|
|Subject Keywords:||astronomical data bases: miscellaneous – catalogs – surveys – stars: fundamental parameters – planetary systems – stars: variables: general|
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|Deposited By:||Jason Perez|
|Deposited On:||13 Nov 2009 16:52|
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