Overview of CeSAM tools and services for CoRot mission

Chabaud, Pierre-Yves

CoRot is a space mission of astronomy led by French space agency (CNES) in association with French laboratories (CNRS). One of CoRot goal is to detect exoplanets by transit method. Since the beginning of the CoRot project, the Centre de donnéeS Astrophysique de Marseille (CeSAM) is involved in many fields of activities : database, information system, software development and scientific analysis. For the search and characterization of exoplanets an Information System have been built. Many stellar catalogs have been processed (cross identification) and physical parameters calculated (stellar classification and contamination). We have implemented a Web portal based on SITools to access data. We present here several web-services, most based on VO standards, to give easy access for programmers or to provide full characterization of a CoRoT target including images and spectrum data. Moreover, we developed two pipelines and several softwares performing working tools for scientific teams such as light curve quicklook, step by step pipeline and user friendly data analysis software. Now applications inter-operate through SAMP communication protocol and will be available for scientific community at the beginning of 2011.

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