EDP Sciences
The CoRoT space mission: early results
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Volume 506, Number 1, October IV 2009
The CoRoT space mission: early results
Page(s) 455 - 463
Section Astronomical instrumentation
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912386
Published online 04 June 2009
A&A 506, 455-463 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200912386

The LAEX and NASA portals for CoRoT public data

E. Solano1, 2, K. von Braun3, 4, A. Velasco1, 2, D. R. Ciardi3, 4, R. Gutiérrez1, 2, D. L. McElroy3, 4, M. López1, 2, M. Abajian3, 4, M. García5, 2, B. Ali6, 4, L. M. Sarro7, 2, G. B. Berriman3, 4, G. Bryden8, B. Chan3, 9, J. Good3, 4, S. R. Kane3, 4, A. C. Laity3, 4, C. Lau3, 9, A. N. Payne6, P. Plavchan3, 4, S. Ramirez3, 4, M. Schmitz6, 4, J. R. Stauffer10, 4, P. L. Wyatt3, 4, and A. Zhang3, 6, 4

1  Centro de Astrobiología, CSIC-INTA, LAEX, PO Box 78, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
    e-mail: esm@laeff.inta.es
2  Spanish Virtual Observatory Thematic Network, Spain
3  NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, USA
4  California Institute of Technology, 770 South Wilson Ave, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
5  Área de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos. Universidad Pablo Olavide. Ctra. de Utrera, km. 1, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
6  Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, USA
7  Dpt. de Inteligencia Artificial, UNED, Juan del Rosal, 16, 28040 Madrid, Spain
8  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
9  Raytheon Information Systems, Pasadena, CA, USA
10  Spitzer Science Center, USA

Received 24 April 2009 / Accepted 20 May 2009

Aims. We describe here the main functionalities of the LAEX (Laboratorio de Astrofísica Estelar y Exoplanetas/Laboratory for Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanets) and NASA portals for CoRoT Public Data. The CoRoT archive at LAEX was opened to the community in January 2009 and is managed in the framework of the Spanish Virtual Observatory. NStED (NASA Star and Exoplanet Database) serves as the CoRoT portal for the US astronomical community. NStED is a general purpose stellar and exoplanet archive with the aim of providing support for NASA's planet finding and characterisation goals, and the planning and support of NASA and other space missions. CoRoT data at LAEX and NStED can be accessed at http://sdc.laeff.inta.es/corotfa/ and http://nsted.ipac.caltech.edu, respectively.
Methods. Based on considerable experience with astronomical archives, the aforementioned archives are designed with the aim of delivering science-quality data in a simple and efficient way.
Results. LAEX and NStED not only provide access to CoRoT Public Data but furthermore serve a variety of observed and calculated astrophysical data. In particular, NStED provides scientifically validated information on stellar and planetary data related to the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets, and LAEX makes any information from Virtual Observatory services available to the astronomical community.

Key words: astronomical data bases: miscellaneous -- catalogs -- surveys -- stars: fundamental parameters -- planetary systems -- stars: variables: general

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