7 Acknowledgements

SPLAT-VO is written in Java4 by SUN Microsystems Inc.5 and contains software from:

The BeanShell (remote control and scripting) is written by Pat Niemeyer (http://www.beanshell.org).

The flip toolbox and Hermitian interpolating polynomials are based on the similiar functionality in the SPEFO program, and were suggested by Petr Skoda (skoda@sunstel.asu.cas.cz, these features are particularly useful for hot star research, contact Petr for further details). Petr is also a major scientific advisor for the VO extensions added to SPLAT-VO.

This work has mainly been supported by the now closed Starlink Project, funded by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and more recently by the Joint Astronomy Centre Hawaii, also funded by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and more recently by it’s successor organisation the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Further development has been done by the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO) team at the Zentrum für Astronomie Heidelberg. GAVO is funded through the Verbundforschung of the German Ministry for Research (BMBF).

When using this software for research please consider citing it in your papers. The main refereed paper is “Spectroscopic analysis in the virtual observatory environment with SPLAT-VO”, Škoda et al, Astronomy & Computing, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.ascom.2014.06.001.

The Astrophysics Source Code Library entry for SPLAT-VO is ascl:1402.008.

This document can be cited as Draper et al, 2013, Starlink User Note 243.

Finally, many programmers working for Starlink have made contributions to the components used in SPLAT-VO, and many users have reported problems, as well as requests for useful features – thanks to them all.