The ALADIN Interactive Sky Atlas A Reference Tool for Identification of Astronomical Sources

  title={The ALADIN Interactive Sky Atlas A Reference Tool for Identification of Astronomical Sources},
  author={François Bonnarel and P. Fernique and Olivier Bienaym{\'e} and Daniel Egret and Françoise Genova and Mireille Louys and F. Ochsenbein and Marc Wenger and James G. Bartlett},
The Aladin interactive sky atlas, developed at CDS, is a service providing simultaneous access to digitized images of the sky, astronomical catalogues, and databases. The driving motivation is to facilitate direct, visual comparison of observational data at any wavelength with images of the optical sky, and with reference catalogues. The set of available sky images consists of the STScI Digitized Sky Surveys, completed with high resolution images of crowded regions scanned at the MAMA facility… CONTINUE READING
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