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US VAO Facility for Rapid Transients

Williams, R. D. and Donalek, C. and Djorgovski, S. G. and Drake, A. J. and Graham, M. J. and Mahabal, A. and Seaman, R. (2010) US VAO Facility for Rapid Transients. In: Astronomical data analysis software and systems XIX. ASP Conference Series. No.434. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 123-126. ISBN 978-1-58381-748-3.

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The US VAO Facility for Rapid Transients (if funded) will collect and disseminate observations about time-critical astronomical transients, and add annotations and intelligent machine-learning to those observations. The information can be “pushed” to subscribers, who may be either humans or machines that control telescopes. Subscribers can prepare precise “triggers” to decide which events should reach them and their machines, that may be based on the generic event, or on the specific vocabulary of parameters that define a particular type of observation. The system will not be centralized, but rather a set of interoperating nodes with caching. The twin thrusts are automation of process, and discrimination of interesting events.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This work was supported in part by the NSF grant STCI-0915473 and by Microsoft Research.
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