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Paper: Transient Event Reporting and Response with VOEvent
Volume: 394, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVII
Page: 213
Authors: Seaman, R.; Allan, A.; Williams, R.
Abstract: Evanescing astronomical phenomena will be key to dramatic scientific discoveries over the next decades. Large telescopes such as LSST and Pan-STARRS will survey the time domain with unprecedented breadth and depth. Networks of nimble robotic response telescopes (Allan 2006) yearn like locusts anticipating their next meal. A common language for describing observations of transients must span from synoptic discovery to robotic follow-up and through to VO-driven characterization. VOEvent is that lingua franca.
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