Ukrainian Virtual Observatory (UkrVO). The goals, structure, and tasks

1Vavilova, IB, 1Pakuliak, LK, 2Protsyuk, Yu.I
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Scientific-Research Institute «Mykolaiv Astronomical Observatory», Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2010, 16 ;(5):62-70
Publication Language: Russian
The main points of the conception of the Ukrainian astronomical virtual observatory (UkrVO) are presented. We consider the goal of the creation of the UkrVo and its organizational structure in the form of the Consortium of the Ukrainian observatories which are owners of the unique astronomical data collections. The place and role of virtual observatories in the «space mission data – ground-based telescopes» relation are discussed. We describe the main components of the scientific astroinformatic resource of the UkrVO, among which are photographic archives (including the unique historical archives from 1890 to 1945), archives of CCD and spectral observations of celestial bodies, catalogues and databases obtained with ground-based telescopes, and space mission data processed at Ukrainian observatories. We determine the primary problems in the creation of the UkrVO as the national center of astronomical and space data in the IVOA frame. The resolution of the problems demands new approaches to IT-support of the UkrVO and to the development of its educational subsystem.
Keywords: astroinformatic resource, conception, virtual observatory
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