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Astroinformatics : Image processing and analysis of digitized astronomical data with web-based implementation

Kirov, Nikolay and Kounchev, Ognian and Tsvetkov, Milcho (2010) Astroinformatics : Image processing and analysis of digitized astronomical data with web-based implementation. In: Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science : 26-27 June 2010 in Fulda / Munich, Germany. New Bulgarian University, pp. 176-181. ISBN 9789545355738

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Abstract

The newly born area of Astroinformatics has arisen as an interdisciplinary domain from Astronomy and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Recently, four institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences launched a joint project called “Astroinformatics”. The main goal of the project is the development of methods and techniques for preservation and exploitation of the scientific, cultural and historic heritage of the astronomical observations. The Wide-Field Plate Data Base is an ICT project of the Institute of Astronomy, which has been launched in 1991, supported by International Astronomic Union [1]. Now over two million photographic plates, obtained with professional telescopes at 125 observatories worldwide, are identified and collected in this database. Digitization of photographic plates is an actual task for astronomical society. So far 150 000 plates have been digitized through several European research programs. As a result, a huge amount of data is collected (with about 2TB in size). The access, manipulation and data mining of this data is a serious challenge for the ICT community. In this article we discuss goals, tasks and achievements in the area of Astroinformatics.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Computer science and information technologies > Applied informatics
ID Code:626
Deposited By: Доц. Николай Киров
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 07:29
Last Modified:22 Aug 2012 07:41

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