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EPN-TAP services: Using TopCat as a client

Authors
Change Log
Steps
References

Authors

S. Erard, B. Cecconi, P. Le Sidaner

Change Log

Version: 1

Name: Keyuan Yin

Note: First converted from this site

Steps

Launch TopCat

See here

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Open Table / query remote database

2

Enter keyword and select service from registry,
or enter EPN-TAP URL

3

Select Table

Current services:
BDIP
APIS Titan profiles
Mars profiles

Enter ADQL query

4

Display table [shows data description]

5

Browse table, select elements

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Configure activation
[click on button to invoke action menu]

7

If results = image
previews are available [2 different viewers]

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Check Elements

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Other options available if FITS
images with WCS coordinates [grid, background sky...]

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Other formats supported

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Image analysis using Aladin at this site
[to be started independently]

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If result = spectra
plot / analysis using VOspec, etc... [to be started independently]

Refer this site

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If results are numbers
can be viewed as VOTable

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VOTable can be read [ascii files]

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The VOTable can be open in TopCat
[paste URL in Open dialog]

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This new table contains the data themselves

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TopCat can plot a variety of data types

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The VOTable can be transmitted to other VO ploting tools
[or paste URL in VOplot's Open dialog]

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VOplot offers other plotting services
[click "plot" in right menu]

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References

Please refer this markdown tutorial to this resource

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