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Paper: Chapter 54: How to Set Up a SkyNode
Volume: 382, The National Virtual Observatory: Tools and Techniques for Astronomical Research
Page: 587
Authors: Greene, G.; McGlynn, T.
Abstract: Distributed databases in astronomy now have the advantage of providing access to large datasets utilizing web networking protocols. The NVO has pioneered one such protocol, a SkyNode, and in this chapter the student will learn how to compile and configure a local full SkyNode. The full SkyNode is web service-enabled and provides programmatic access to cross-correlation operations between networked SkyNodes, opening a window to astronomical multi-dimensional space. The reader will also register their service in a NVO Registry, and perform advanced queries on their full SkyNodes in the Open SkyQuery client portal. Although this full SkyNode exercise demonstrates access to a MySQL database, the implementation and utilities in the NVOSS software fullskynode package can be easily reconfigured for other database connections.
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