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The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Archives: KOA and NStED

Berriman, G. B. and Ciardi, D. and Abajian, M. and Barlow, T. and Bryden, G. and von Braun, K. and Good, J. and Kane, S. and Kong, M. and Laity, A. and Lynn, M. and McElroy, D. and Plavchan, P. and Ramirez, S. and Schmitz, M. and Stauffer, J. and Wyatt, P. and Zhang, A. (2010) The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Archives: KOA and NStED. In: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIX. ASP Conference Series. No.434. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, pp. 119-122. ISBN 978-1-58381-748-3.

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The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) maintains a series of archival services in support of NASA’s planet finding and characterization goals. Two of the larger archival services at NExScI are the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) and the NASA Star and Exoplanet Database (NStED). KOA, a collaboration between the W. M. Keck Observatory and NExScI, serves raw data from the High Resolution Echelle Spectrograph (HIRES) and extracted spectral browse products. As of June 2009, KOA hosts over 28 million files (4.7 TB) from over 2,000 nights. In Spring 2010, it will begin to serve data from the Near-Infrared Echelle Spectrograph (NIRSPEC). NStED is a general purpose archive with the aim of providing support for NASA’s planet finding and characterization goals, and stellar astrophysics. There are two principal components of NStED: a database of (currently) all known exoplanets, and images; and an archive dedicated to high precision photometric surveys for transiting exoplanets. NStED is the US portal to the CNES mission CoRoT, the first space mission dedicated to the discovery and characterization of exoplanets. These archives share a common software and hardware architecture with the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA). The software architecture consists of standalone utilities that perform generic query and retrieval functions. They are called through program interfaces and plugged together to form applications through a simple executive library.

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Kane, S.0000-0002-7084-0529
Plavchan, P.0000-0002-8864-1667
Stauffer, J.0000-0003-3595-7382
Additional Information:© 2010 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. KOA and NStED are funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). We wish to thank data providers who have generously contributed observations to NStED.
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