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The Roles of Small Telescopes in a Virtual Observatory Environment

Djorgovski, S. G. (2003) The Roles of Small Telescopes in a Virtual Observatory Environment. In: The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.287/8/9. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 85-95. ISBN 978-1-4020-0951-8.

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The advent of the Virtual Observatory (VO) concept signals a paradigm shift in the way astronomy will be done in the era of information abundance and ubiquitous networking. Small telescopes will be playing a number of essential roles in this new research environment, probably contributing a major portion of all data taken in astronomy, both as surveying instruments, and as follow-up facilities. In this review we describe the VO concept and its background, and how small telescopes will fit in this emergent way of doing astronomy in the 21st century.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. I wish to thank numerous colleagues and collaborators who contributed to the development of ideas and concepts described here, and in particular R. Brunner, A. Mahabal, T. Prince, R. de Carvalho, R. Gal, S. Odewahn, A. Szalay, and R. Williams. This work was partly supported by grants from the NSF and NASA.
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Subject Keywords:National Virtual Observatory; surveys; archives; data mining
Series Name:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Issue or Number:287/8/9
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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