Glossary of Astro-WISE concepts, services, applications and terminology


Name Description Link
Aladin Virtual Observatory image and catalogue display tool
http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/
astrometry pipeline
astrometric solution astrometry howto
Awe Associations associating astronomical objects in different sourcelists- creates links in database
See section 13.4 of the Manual.pdf
Awe on-line documentation manual and how-tos
or
Pydoc server for viewing source code
http://www.astro-wise.org/portal/aw_howtos.shtml
or
http://doc.astro-wise.org/
Awe prompt / Awe web prompt customized Python interpreter (account required) web prompt: http://process.astro-wise.org/AWE
Awe Sourcelists SExtractor catalogs as stored in the database sourcelist howto
bias pipeline
using bias frames and overscan regions
bias howto
CALTs calibration file timestamp / validation tool http://calts.astro-wise.org/
calibrated science images archive reduced science images accessible in dbviewer subsection of dbviewer
co-addition of multiple images
weighted stacking of images
http://process.astro-wise.org/
comma separated values from archive archive output can be saved in CSV format
see "Export options" at top of dbviewer query form (sourcelist example)
customizing Awe
the concept of Context organizes viewing/processing data in (and for) projects
context howto
dbviewer database viewer - web based html GUI for listing, retrieving, viewing any Awe datebase item
http://dbview.astro-wise.org/
distributed (GRID) processing process jobs at any user-specified Awe cluster or node
via command-line
or
web-interface
dpu howto
or
target processor
object viewer view full data lineage of any database item
"objectview" link in dbview result page (obj_ID column): example
global astrometry astrometric solutions involving several (up to all) fields
gastrom howto
global photometry photometric solutions involving several (up to all) fields
pending
How-to concise help pages http://www.astro-wise.org/portal/aw_howtos.shtml
image cut-out server get PNG or FITS cut-outs of images
pending
image pipeline the process from raw images into calibrated images
image pipeline howto
image preview "Picture" button in filename column of dbviewer results page example
ingest raw data into archive the first step in Awe processing
ingest howto
MyDB personal context in the database, where you have delete privileges context howto
Odoco OmegaCAM DOcument COntrol system under configuration control CVS example document layout (pdf)
on-the-fly reprocessing / target processor process automatically when user requests a target
(account required for processing)
http://process.astro-wise.org/
photometry pipeline derive a photometric solution from standard field data
photometry howto
photometry / secondary standards Astro-Wise uses extended equatorial Landolt fields for photometric calibration
photomprogressreport.pdf
photo-z photometric redshifts tools
pending
Pydoc server Python code viewed as HTML http://doc.astro-wise.org/
query archive the database can be queried from the Awe prompt
or
the dbviewer
query howto
or
dbviewer
quality control in Awe verify(), compare() and inspect() methods howto quality control of astrometry
photometric catalog inspect
inspect section of photometry howto
raw data archive raw data accessible from dbviewer raw calibration
raw science
run SWarp SWarp handles resampling/coadding of images regrid howto
coadd howto
run SExtractor SExtractor is used to create SourceLists sourcelist howto
sky subtraction in Awe optional sky subtraction during data reduction
sky subtraction howto (pending)
source code repository uses CVS (Concurrent Versions System), a database for source code
http://cvs.astro-wise.org/
sql query to archive "Freeform search" box in dbviewer result page example
surface photometry Galfit Awe contains surface photometry tools based on the Galfit program
pending
surface photometry Galphot Awe contains surface photometry tools based on the Galphot program
pending
survey data reduction status visualisation
status viewable via "select" link near date fields in target processor http://process.astro-wise.org/
target processing request driven processing (account required for processing) http://process.astro-wise.org/
time and timestamp conventions dates and times are expressed in UTC throughout the Astro-Wise system Date/Time howto
trend analysis in Awe tools to study time dependency of data items in database
trend analysis howto
VODIA Difference Image Analysis to find Variable Objects pending
VOTable produced from archive archive output can be saved in VOTable format
see "Export options" at top of dbviewer query form (sourcelist example)
weights in Awe the Awe weighting scheme weight_scheme.pdf