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Paper: Coordinating Observations Among Ground and Space-Based Telescopes in the Multi-Messenger Era
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 503
Authors: Kuulkers, E.; Ehle, M.; Gabriel, C.; Ibarra, A.; Kretschmar, P.; Merín, B.; Ness, J.; Salazar, E.; Salgado, J.; Sánchez-Fernández, C.; Saxton, R.; Levesque, E. M.
Abstract: The emergence of time-domain multi-messenger (astro)physics requires for new, improved ways of interchanging scheduling information, in order to allow more efficient collaborations between the various teams. Currently space- and ground-based observatories provide target visibilities and schedule information via dedicated web pages in various, (observatory-specific) formats. With this project we aim to: i) standardise the exchange of information about observational schedules and instrument set-ups, and ii) standardise the automation of visibility checking for multiple facilities. To meet these goals, we propose to use VO protocols (ObsTAP-like) to write the services necessary to expose these data to potential client applications and to develop visibility servers across the different facilities.
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