Realtime alerts of the transient sky on mobile devices
Follow-up observations of transient events are crucial in multimessenger astronomy. We present Astro-COLIBRI as a tool that informs users about flaring events in real-time via push notifications on their mobile phones, thus contributing to enhanced coordination of follow-up observations. We show the software's architecture that comprises a REST API, both a static and a real-time database, a cloud-based alert system, as well as a website and apps for iOS and Android as clients for users. The latter provide a graphical representation with a summary of the relevant data to allow for the fast identification of interesting phenomena along with an assessment of observing conditions at a large selection of observatories around the world in real-time.
- Pub Date:
- November 2021
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- Proceeding for ADASS 2021. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:2109.01672