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Astronomical network event and observation notification

White, R. R. and Allan, A. and Barthelmy, S. and Bloom, J. and Graham, M. and Hessman, F. V. and Márka, S. and Rots, A. and Scholberg, K. and Seaman, R. and Stoughton, C. and Vestrand, W. T. and Williams, R. and Wozniak, P. R. (2006) Astronomical network event and observation notification. Astronomische Nachrichten, 327 (8). pp. 775-778. ISSN 0004-6337. doi:10.1002/asna.200610631.

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Networks are becoming a key element in most current and all future, telescope and observatory projects. The ability to easily and efficiently pass observation data, alert data and instrumentation requests between distributed systems could enable science as never before. However, any effective large scale or meta-network of astronomical resources will require a common communication format or development resources will have to be continuously dedicated to creating interpreters. The necessary elements of any astronomy communication can be easily identified, efficiently described and rigidly formatted so that both robotic and human operations can use the same data. In this paper we will explore the current state of notification, what notification requirements are essential to create a successful standard and present a standard now under development by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA), called the VOEvent.

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Bloom, J.0000-0002-7777-216X
Graham, M.0000-0002-3168-0139
Williams, R.0000-0002-9145-8580
Wozniak, P. R.0000-0002-9919-3310
Additional Information:© 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH&Co.KGaA, Weinheim. Received 2006 Apr 10; accepted 2006 May 17. Published online 2006 Aug 22. Thanks to all of the members of the VOEvent working group and the IVOA who are too numerous to list in this publication, but without whose efforts this project could not be realized. The IVOA is a consortium of international institutions including fifteen funded VO projects from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This membership is now being expanded to include representation from projects constructing and planning new observatories and astronomical facilities, as well as emerging astronomical communities that seek to benefit from the global availability of VO facilities and technologies. The RAPTOR sky monitoring system, TALONS network, and the Thinking Telescope project were constructed using funding provided by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Subject Keywords:instrumentation: miscellaneous; methods: observational; standards; telescopes
Issue or Number:8
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Official Citation:White, R. R., Allan, A., Barthelmy, S., Bloom, J., Graham, M., Hessman, F. V., Marka, S., Rots, A., Scholberg, K., Seaman, R., Stoughton, C., Vestrand, W. T., Williams, R. and Wozniak, P. R. (2006), Astronomical network event and observation notification. Astronomische Nachrichten, 327: 775–778. doi: 10.1002/asna.200610631
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