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Sky Event Reporting Metadata (VOEvent)
Version 2.0

IVOA Proposed Recommendation 13 June 2011

Interest/Working Group:
Rob Seaman, Roy Williams, Alasdair Allan, Scott Barthelmy, Josh Bloom, John Brewer, Bob Denny, Mike Fitzpatrick, Matthew Graham, Norman Gray, Frederick Hessman, Szabolcs Marka, Arnold Rots, Tom Vestrand, Przemyslaw Wozniak
Rob Seaman, Roy WIlliams


VOEvent [20] defines the content and meaning of a standard information packet for representing, transmitting, publishing and archiving information about a transient celestial event, with the implication that timely follow-up is of interest. The objective is to motivate the observation of targets-of-opportunity, to drive robotic telescopes, to trigger archive searches, and to alert the community. VOEvent is focused on the reporting of photon events, but events mediated by disparate phenomena such as neutrinos, gravitational waves, and solar or atmospheric particle bursts may also be reported.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.

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