The Virtual Observatory (VO) for Astronomy is a framework that empowers astronomical research by providing standard methods to find, access, and utilize astronomical data archives distributed around the world. VO projects in the world have been strenuously developing VO software tools and/or portal systems. Interoperability among VO projects has been achieved with the VO standard protocols defined by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). As a result, VO technologies are now used in obtaining astronomical research results from a huge amount of data. We describe typical examples of astronomical research enabled by the astronomical VO, and describe how the VO technologies are used in the research.
Tanaka M, Shirasaki Y, Ohishi M, Mizumoto Y, Kawanomoto S, Yasuda N, et al.. Astronomical Research Using Virtual Observatories. Data Science Journal. 2010;8:S113–21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.IGY-018
Tanaka, M., Shirasaki, Y., Ohishi, M., Mizumoto, Y., Kawanomoto, S., Yasuda, N., & Honda, S. (2010). Astronomical Research Using Virtual Observatories. Data Science Journal, 8, S113–S121. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.IGY-018
Tanaka, M, Y Shirasaki, M Ohishi, Y Mizumoto, S Kawanomoto, N Yasuda, and S Honda. 2010. Astronomical Research Using Virtual Observatories 8: S113–S121. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.IGY-018