This project provides a step towards the creation of a high energy
astrophysics archive and advanced database system with extensive access to
The project is distributed across different Italian research
facilities (O.A. Brera, O.A. Palermo, O.A. Roma and BeppoSAX SDC-ASI),
reflecting on-going programs and expertise and is
designed to provide an efficient online service to the community.
Among its immediate goals are:
The program comprises the developement of an innovative
multiwavelength Interactive Archive, through which archival data, as
well as newly obtained proprietary observations, will be accessed and
analyzed remotely in an homogeneous fashion.
- on-line access to distributed astronomical databases through a
- systematic application of advanced detection algorithms based
on the wavelet transform to the ROSAT HRI and PSPC data;
- developement of suitable analysis pipeline (including wavelet
transform detection) for the CCD data, in view of the application
to advanced X-ray instruments (such as Chandra, XMM, Swift, others),
in which the role of the Italian scientific istitutions and scientists
is especially relevant.
This project is in line with initiatives undertaken in other countries
(e.g. NASA's ADS/HEASARC).
The system is designed to provide immediate access and comparison to a
variety of sky maps and catalogues in different wavelengths. It will
conform to widely used astronomical packages and adopt pipelines,
which are characterized by a high degree of modularity.
F. Morale and
Last update: May 15, 2000