AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 150 Science with Small Telescope from SMARTS
Poster, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[150.01] An Archive of Chandra Observations of Regions of Star Formation (ANCHORS)

B.D. Spitzbart, S.J. Wolk (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A.T. Pollatou, F.M. Walter (University of Stony Brook)

ANCHORS is a web based archive of all the point sources observed during Chandra observations of regions of star formation. It is designed to aid both the X-ray astronomer with a desire to compare X-ray datasets and the star formation astronomer wishing to compare stars across the spectrum. For some 50 Chandra fields, yielding 10,000+ sources, the database contains X-ray source properties including position, net count rates, flux, hardness ratios, lightcurve statistics and plots. Spectra are fit using several models, with final parameters and plots recorded in the archive. Multi-wavelength images and data are cross-linked to other archives such as 2MASS and SIMBAD. Many of the observations are of southern clusters and have no contemporary optical photometry. We are using time on the SMARTS telescopes to fill this void and will make the data available through the ANCHORS HTML/XML interface. The Chandra and SMARTS data are processed and compiled by separate automated pipelines. The pipelines ensure consistent analysis techniques for direct comparisons among clusters. We report on current status and availability to the community and prospects for expansion.

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