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Data Glossary and Links

Here is a list of abbreviations and links to some radio astronomy surveys and external data services. For updates and suggestions on additions to this page please send an email to ATNF Data Support.

AAF Australian Access Federation
AARNET Australia's Academic and Research Network
ACES ASKAP Comissioning and Early Science
ADE ASKAP Design Enhancements
ADQL Astronomical Data Query Language (User Manual)
Aladin Aladin Sky Atlas
ASKAP Australian SKA Pathfinder
ASVO All Sky Virtual Observatory
ATOA Australia Telescope Online Archive
ATNF Australia Telescope National Facility
BETA Boolardy Engineering Test Array
CASA Common Astronomy Software Applications
CASDA CSIRO ASKAP Science Data Archive (see the CASDA Users Guide)
CASS CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
CDC Canberra Data Centre
CDS Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (Strasbourg astronomical Data Center)
CPU Central Processing Unit
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DAP CSIRO Data Access Portal
DOI Digital Object Identifier
DSS Digital Sky Survey
FITSFlexible Image Transport System (FITS Support Office)
FLOPS Floating Point Operations per Second
GPU Graphical Processing Unit
HOPS HOPS: The H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey
HPC High Performance Computing
IVOA International Virtual Observatory Alliance
MRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory
MWA Murchison Widefield Array
NCI National Computing Infrastructure
NCMAS National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme
NED NED: NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
OPAL Online Proposal Applications and Links
Pawsey Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
SIAP Simple Image Access Protocol (VO Protocol)
SIMBAD SIMBAD Astronomical Database
SODAServerside Operations for Data Access (VO Protocol)
SKA Square Kilometre Array
SSAP Simple Spectral Access Protocol (VO Protocol)
SST Science Survey Team
TAP Table Access Protocol (VO Protocol)
TOPCAT Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables
UCD Universal Content Descriptor (VO)
VLBI Very Long Baseline Interferometry
VO Virtual Observatory (see IVOA)
VizieR Service VizieR Service