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Paper: Chapter 13: Web-based Tools—Open SkyQuery: Distributed Database Queries and Crossmatching
Volume: 382, The National Virtual Observatory: Tools and Techniques for Astronomical Research
Page: 111
Authors: Greene, G.; Budavari, T.; Li, N.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Szalay, A.; Thakar, A.
Abstract: The NVO Open SkyQuery portal allows users to query large, physically distributed databases of astronomical objects such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, 2MASS catalog, ROSAT All-Sky Survey, and the FIRST and NVSS radio surveys. Queries can be generated through a simple forms-based interface or through an advanced query page in which the user generates a SQL-type query. The available databases are determined by examining the NVO registry, so that as new databases are published as SkyNodes they immediately become available to Open SkyQuery.
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