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Paper: The New European HST Archive
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 97
Authors: Arévalo, M.; Haase, J.; León, I.; Giordano, F.; Durán, J.; Salgado, J.; Arviset, C.; Merín, B.
Abstract: The ESA Hubble Science Archive moved from ESO to ESAC Science Data Centre (ESDC) in 2012. At this new home, the archive's front-end has been completely re-engineered, and embedded into the common framework used for other science archives at ESAC, to ensure long preservation and maintenance of the Hubble data: over 1.1 million observations from 10 different scientific instruments that conform a treasure of astronomical data. As a consequence of the re-engineering work and new technologies applied, all the public HST data, Hubble Legacy Archive and high-level science data products are available to the user in a carefully designed user interface served from a robust system, with many extra key functionalities. Among others, the new ESA Hubble Science Archive includes an accurate search on sources in the field of view of observations, showing precise footprints projected onto the sky and also enhanced data previews of images, interactive spectral plotting and FITS header metadata inspection. The new archive offers connectivity to common astronomical tools over VO protocols and fully complies with SIAP and SSAP, and has been designed to easily integrate the recently released Hubble Source Catalog. We present here the new archive's architecture and complete set of new features that are currently available to the astronomy community interested in Hubble data.
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