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Potsdam Astronomical Photographic Plate Library

Tsvetkova, Katya and Tsvetkov, Milcho and Kirov, Nikolay and Boehm, Petra and Steinmetz, Matthias and Arlt, Rainer and Enke, Harry and von Berlepsch, Regina (2012) Potsdam Astronomical Photographic Plate Library. Serdica : Journal of Computing, 6 . pp. 35-46. ISSN 1312-6555

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Abstract

We present the Potsdam photographic plate library at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam. It includes plate archives, data from plate index catalogues and extracts from astronomical logbooks, as well as digitized plate images and interfaces for accessing all the available information. The plate index catalogues and the digitized images of the Potsdam astronomical photographic plates are prepared according to the standards of the Wide-Field Plate Database and German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory. The high-resolution digitization of the plates (in standardized FITS file format), the low-resolution plate previews (in TIFF and JPEG file format), as well as suitable digitization of the catalogues, logbooks, and relevant scientific research papers (in JPEG and TIFF) are made using commercial flatbed scanners.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Computer science and information technologies > Applied informatics
ID Code:1412
Deposited By: Доц. Николай Киров
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 13:26
Last Modified:12 Jan 2016 09:31

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