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Comet: Multifunction VOEvent broker

Postby owlice » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:32 pm

Comet: Multifunction VOEvent broker

Abstract: Comet is a Python implementation of the VOEvent Transport Protocol (VTP). VOEvent is the IVOA system for describing transient celestial events. Details of transients detected by many projects, including Fermi, Swift, and the Catalina Sky Survey, are currently made available as VOEvents, which is also the standard alert format by future facilities such as LSST and SKA. The core of Comet is a multifunction VOEvent broker, capable of receiving events either by subscribing to one or more remote brokers or by direct connection from authors; it can then both process those events locally and forward them to its own subscribers. In addition, Comet provides a tool for publishing VOEvents to the global VOEvent backbone.

Credit: Swinbank, John


Bibcode: 2014ascl.soft04008S

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ID: ascl:1404.008
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