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Paper: AstroCat/CVcat: A catalogue on Cataclysmic Variables Based on a New Framework for Online Interactive Astronomical Databases
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 578
Authors: Euchner, F.; Pollmer, A.; Gansicke, B.T.; Kube, J.; Beuermann, K.
Abstract: We report on the progress of the development of CVcat, an interactive catalogue on Cataclysmic Variables, which is the first application based on AstroCat, a general framework for the installation and maintenance of web-based interactive astronomical databases. Registered users can contribute directly to the catalogue content by adding new objects, object properties, literature references, and annotations. The scientific quality control of the catalogue is carried out by a distributed editorial team. Searches in CVcat can be performed by object name, classification, certain properties or property ranges, and coordinates. Search results can be retrieved in several output formats, including XML. Old database states can be restored in order to ensure the citability of the catalogue. Furthermore, CVcat is designed to serve as a repository for reduced data from publications. Future prospects include the integration of AstroCat-based catalogues in the international network of Virtual Observatories.
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