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Session 55 - Space Instrumentation.
Display session, Wednesday, June 12
Tripp Commons,

[55.16] Astrophysics Multispectral Archive Search Engine (AMASE)

C. Cheung (NASA/GSFC), G. Reichert (Hughes/STX), D. Leisawitz (NASA/GSFC), J. Blackwell (Hughes/STX), N. Roussopoulos (UMIACS/University of Maryland)

AMASE is a new data-locating service on the World Wide Web provided by the Astrophysics Data Facility (ADF) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). It is an online multi- mission and multi-spectral catalog designed to help astrophysicists search for space mission data in the NASA public archives.

AMASE is a "metadata base" built using object-oriented data base (OODB) methodology which allows mission data to be searched easily by scientific parameters. Fundamental astronomical measurements are captured from published astronomical catalogs and used as criteria to search the mission data archives. The scientific attributes searchable in the AMASE prototype include astronomical names, positions, coordinates and classifications. Other parameters such as flux, spectral bandpass, surface brightness, color, velocity, proper motion and redshift will be searchable in later releases.

The AMASE prototype is currently populated with selected data products from two missions: the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) and the Roentgensatellit (ROSAT), as well as various astronomical catalogs pertaining mainly to AGN and HII regions. The URL for the AMASE homepage is:

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