SAI RVO Project Report 2006

Project participants:

  • Oleg Bartunov - PI, SAI MSU, Russia
  • Sergey Koposov - principal developer, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Sergey Karpov - frontend, webservices developer, SAO, Russia
  • Aleksandr Belinsky - system & hardware administrator, SAI MSU, Russia
  • Aleksandr Lebedev - graduate student, SAI MSU, Russia

Project web site:

During 2006 year SAI RVO team was developing SAI CAS project aiming to provide public VO-aware access to the major and largest astronomical catalogues ( SDSS DR5, USNO-A2, USNO-B1, 2MASS point source and extended source catalogues, UCAC-2, NOMAD, 2XMMp and Tycho-2, GSC-I/GSC-II). Besides the rich set of Web services to access this catalogues, web interface suitable for interactive work is available. At present SAI CAS provides ConeSearch, CrossMatch services and supports user uploaded data. Several other services, including Skynode interface and the WCS fixer are under development.

SAI CAS was presented at following conferences:

  • IAU GA, Prague, Chech Republic, 2006, SPS3
  • IVOA Interoperation meeting, Moscow, Russia, 2006
  • ADASS, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2006
  • "Scientific Services in Internet", Abrau-Durso, Russia, 2006
  • "Corporate Databases 2006", Moscow, 2006

Funding and support:

  • Grant 05-07-90225 from Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • HP Russia provided hardware for database server