Astronomical Wide-field Imaging System for Europe

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a partnership of (co-ordinator) OmegaCEN - NOVA at Kapteyn Institute, Groningen - NL
EU logo SNN logo Target logo Netherlands Research School for Astronomy - NL
Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn - D
Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli - I
This system was developed as part of the Target project. Target was supported by Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland (SNN) and the Groningen Municipality. The project was financially supported by the European Fund for Regional Development and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (Pieken in de Delta), the Province of Groningen and the Province of Drenthe. Universitäts-Sternwarte München - D
ESO, Garching bei München - D
Terapix, IAP, Paris - F

An on-going project which started from a FP5 RTD programme funded by the EC Action "Enhancing Access to Research Infrastructures".
Astro-WISE Online
cit_racks_thumb.png dataservers_thumb.png Overall storage and user statistics
Online storage: 929 TB (870 TB used)
Number of files stored: 88670292
Database accounts: 329
Total queries1: 13319803
1sum for all databases since their last restart
Sphinx migration
The documentation has been converted from LaTex to Sphinx. Documentation is now available at
20 Nov 2017
Git migration
Simultaneously with the Python 3 migration, for version control of our software we have moved from CVS to Git(-Lab)). Our CVS server is now read-only for most projects, but will remain available for some time. This GitLab server is our new code repository.
24 Apr 2017
Python 3 migration
The Astro-WISE code base has been migrated to Python 3. From now on (at the Kapteyn Institute) the default environment will run Python 3.
24 Apr 2017
On March 22 and 27 astronomers from Leiden and Groningen met at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute for a hands-on introduction for working with Astro-WISE. The participants will use the information system to exploit a range of scientific projects with the optical wide-field imager OmegaCAM at the VST and the near-infrared counterpart VIRCAM at VISTA. The sessions were led by Jelte de Jong, an expert user of Astro-WISE and project manager for the Kilo-Degree Survey. All ESO public releases for this survey (3 so far) are being produced and qualified with Astro-WISE. 22 Mar 2017


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