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Published 2009 | Published
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Skyalert: Real-time Astronomy for You and Your Robots


Skyalert.org is a web application to collect and disseminate observations about time-critical astronomical transients, and to add annotations and intelligent machine-learning to those observations. The information is "pushed" to subscribers, who may be either humans (email, text message etc.) or they may be machines that control telescopes. Subscribers can prepare precise "trigger rules" to decide which events should reach them and their robots, rules that may be based on sky position, or on the specific vocabulary of parameters that define a particular type of observation. Our twin thrusts are automation of process, and discrimination of interesting events.

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© 2009 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for support of this work through DDDAS (CNS-0540369), and to NASA for support through AISRP (NNX08AD20G).

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