AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 83. Databases and Datamining
Display, Thursday, June 3, 1999, 9:20am-4:00pm, Southwest Exhibit Hall

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[83.02] Resources Available through the Multimission Archive at Space Telescope (MAST)

C. Imhoff (STScI/CSC), F. Abney (STScI), D. Christian (STScI/CSC), M. Donahue, R. Hanisch, T. Kimball (STScI), K. Levay (STScI/CSC), P. Padovani (STScI/ESA), M. Postman (STScI), M. Smith, R. Thompson (STScI/CSC)

We highlight the resources available through MAST to assist researchers in finding, accessing, and utilizing the data they require. The archive currently consists of data from the following missions and projects: International Ultraviolet Explorer, Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer, HUT, UIT, WUPPE, Copernicus, VLA First, as well as the Hubble instruments and the Digitized Sky Survey. Additional data sets from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, ORFEUS, and Voyager UVS will be soon added. Most of the non-HST data sets are being placed onto a CD-ROM jukebox system for fast, reliable access.

Most data sets include ``quick-look'' preview data that allow the user to evaluate the data quality before requesting the data. Catalog search tools include the ability to cross-correlate the various data catalogs against a standard or user-provided catalog. Work is underway to allow small data sets to be downloaded via ``point and click'' from the web, in addition to the usual batch job and ftp retrieval. Pointers are provided to mission, instrument, and data processing documentation, related software, catalogs and atlases, and assistance. We provide a few sample applications of MAST capabilities for hot stars, white dwarfs and AGN. The data and various tools may be accessed through the web at http://archive.stsci.edu/mast.html.

STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS5-26555. Support for MAST for non-HST data is provided by the NASA Office of Space Science via grant NAG5-7584 and by other grants and contracts.

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