El sistema de colección de datos observacionales. informatización para la astronomía Venezolana

Translated title of the contribution: The observational data collection system. information technology for Venezuelan astronomy

Ernesto Ponsot Balaguer, César Briceño Ávila, A. Katherina Vivas Maldonado

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Abstract

The Observational Data Collection System for the J. Stock Telescope at the Venezuelan National Astronomical Observatory is presented. The system was implemented to provide support for projects headed by astronomers from various institutions that make use of this instrument. It is an information technology tool developed on top of a relational database with graphical interface and dynamical web pages. Its design provides a systematic and efficient way of managing astronomical observations, allowing the recording of the conditions under which every astronomical observation is obtained at the telescope. The system provides various ways of retrieving the information using descriptive statistics, analytic summaries, dynamic graphics and internet queries. The impact of the system is discussed, in quantitative terms, since its inception.

Translated title of the contributionThe observational data collection system. information technology for Venezuelan astronomy
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)76-84
Number of pages9
JournalInterciencia
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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