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Volume 20, Issue 4


Optical Spectroscopy with the Technology of Virtual Observatory

P. Škoda
Published Online: 2017-03-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0332


The contemporary astronomy is flooded with an exponentially growing petabyte-scaled data volumes produced by powerful ground and space-based instrumentation as well as a product of extensive computer simulations and computations of complex numerical models. The efficient organization and seamless handling of this information avalanche stored in a world-wide spread heterogeneous databases and the facilitation of extraction of new physical knowledge about the Universe is a primary goal of the rapidly evolving astronomical Virtual Observatory (VO). We give an overview of current spectroscopic capabilities of VO and identify the future requirements indispensable for detailed multi-wavelength analysis of huge amounts of spectra in a semi-automatic manner.

Keywords: virtual observatories; surveys; techniques; spectroscopic; line profiles


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About the article

Received: 2011-08-08

Accepted: 2011-08-15

Published Online: 2017-03-23

Published in Print: 2011-12-01

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 531–539, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0332.

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