The overall goal of the NSF’s OIR Lab Astro Data Lab is to enable efficient exploration and analysis of the large datasets now being generated by instruments on NOAO and other wide-field telescopes. The Data Lab aims to:
- Connect users to high-value catalogs from NSF’s OIR Lab and external sources (e.g. SDSS, GAIA) and NOAO-based images linked to catalog objects
- Enable users to discover the data that they need for their science
- Allow users to develop intuition through interaction with selected catalog and image sets
- Allow users to automate their analysis to aid discovery in large datasets
The Data Lab provides services to enable as much work as possible close to the data, while allowing transfer of data and results to local hardware anytime during the process. These pages contain information on the services that the Data Lab provides and the clients available to access them.