Table information for 'potsdam.rawplates'


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Resource Description:

Publication of scans of photographic plates from the so-called "Potsdam zone" of the Carte du Ciel project (32 deg to 39 deg). A total of 977 plates of 2 square degree sky regions was observed and recorded between 1913 to 1924. Since Potsdam Observatory ended participation in the Carte du Ciel project, these observations were so far not analysed or published. Plates were scanned in by a flat bed scanner in 2007-2008. Limitations in astrometric precision are therefore to be expected, and specific observational restrains apply, such as multiple exposures on certain plates.

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  title={Carte du Ciel Potsdam Plates},
  author={Muench, W. and Birck, O. and Tsvetkov, M. and Tsvetkova, K. and Nickelt, I. and Enke, H. and Stavrev, K. and Böhm, P.},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
observer Observer Observer N/A
ra1900 RA(B1900) RA from plate cover N/A pos.eq.ra
de1900 Dec(B1900) Dec from plate cover N/A pos.eq.dec
raj2000 Center(alpha) Approximate center from plate cat. in J2000.0, RA N/A pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dej2000 Center(delta) Approximate center from plate cat. in J2000.0, Dec N/A pos.eq.dec;meta.main
plateid Plate Id Plate identifier in the observatory catalogue N/A;obs
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A meta.ref.url
owner Owner Owner of the data N/A N/A
embargo Embargo ends Date the data will become/became public a N/A
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A meta.code.mime
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte VOX:Image_FileSize
dateObs Obs. date Epoch at midpoint of observation d time.epoch;obs
imageTitle Title Synthetic name of the image N/A

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Copyright and such: Supported by DFG project 436 BUL 113/110. Please acknowledge: Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP), German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO).