F. Bonnarel, Ph. Paillou, F. Ochsenbein, M. Crézé
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg - CDS,
Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France
IPAC, Mail 100-22, Caltech, Pasadena CA 91125, U.S.A.
The software architecture of ALADIN is based on the client-server philosophy. Each set of stored data (astronomical catalogs, SIMBAD database, and image pixels) will be accessed through a dedicated server.
We expect this new tool to be specifically useful for a multi-spectral approach (searching for counterparts of sources detected at various wavelengths), and for a number of applications related to the quality control and the cross-identification of observational data.
Keywords: atlas, survey, database, server, Aladin, Simbad