The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) is part of a worldwide effort called the Virtual Observatory (VO) that aims to link astronomy data and services.
A summary of Virtual Observatory news for the US astronomical research community. Supported and compiled by the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory.
Find, plot, and fit spectral energy distributions (SEDs) with this desktop application.
Perform fast positional cross-matches between an input table of up to 1 million sources and common astronomical source catalogs.
Discover time-series data from three major archives & analyze them with the NASA Exoplanet Archive periodogram application.
We are glad to announce the Iris v2.1 beta release – VO SED Access and Analysis application.
The latest version of Iris includes new, powerful analysis features, like integrating under-fitted model components, a tool for statistically combining groups of SEDs, and the ability to arbitrarily combine template libraries and table models with other libraries, models, and functions. For the full list of new features and known bugs, please refer to the release notes at http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/iris/v2.1/releasenotes/.
You can explore all of Iris’ capabilities with the User Guide at http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/iris/v2.1/guide.html.
Helpdesk service is available at the following link: http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/helpdesk/. We’re happy to help you out!
Iris is now downloaded and installed through Conda. Please refer to the new download instructions at http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/iris/v2.1/download/index.html to install Iris.
Our plan is to migrate from beta to production in the fall once the science community has had a chance to use Iris and provide feedback. We welcome your comments!