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Firefly: embracing future web technologies

Lead Author: 
Roby, W.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Wu, X.; Goldina, T.; Joliet, E.; Ly, L.; Mi, W.; Wang, C.; Zhang, L.; Ciardi, D.; Dubois-Felsmann, G.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Journal Articles
At IPAC/Caltech, we have developed the Firefly web archive and visualization system. Used in production for the last eight years in many missions, Firefly gives the scientist significant capabilities to study data. Firefly provided the first completely web based FITS viewer as well as a growing set...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
W. Roby ; X. Wu ; T. Goldina ; E. Joliet ; L. Ly, et al. " Firefly: embracing future web technologies ", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130Y (July 26, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233042; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233042

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