Databases & On-line Data in Astronomy

  • Miguel A. Albrecht
  • Daniel Egret

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 171)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. H. U. Zimmermann, A. W. Harris
    Pages 1-9
  3. N. E. White, P. Giommi
    Pages 11-16
  4. Helen J. Walker
    Pages 17-28
  5. Richard A. White, John C. Mather
    Pages 29-34
  6. E. Schreier, P. Benvenuti, F. Pasian
    Pages 47-58
  7. Helmut Jenkner
    Pages 59-66
  8. C. Turon, F. Arenou, M.-O. Baylac, D. Boumghar, F. Crifo, A. Gómez et al.
    Pages 67-78
  9. Daniel Egret, Marc Wenger, Pascal Dubois
    Pages 79-88
  10. G. Helou, B. F. Madore, M. Schmitz, M. D. Bicay, X. Wu, J. Bennett
    Pages 89-106
  11. François Ochsenbein
    Pages 107-114
  12. Donald C. Wells
    Pages 125-126
  13. Miguel A. Albrecht
    Pages 127-138
  14. James R. Weiss, John C. Good
    Pages 139-150
  15. Michael E. Van Steenberg, James L. Green
    Pages 151-160
  16. David Giaretta, Eric Dunford
    Pages 161-164
  17. Clive Davenhall
    Pages 165-178
  18. Leopoldo Benacchio
    Pages 179-192
  19. André Heck
    Pages 211-224
  20. Fionn Murtagh
    Pages 225-233
  21. Fabio Pasian, Alan Richmond
    Pages 235-252
  22. Preben Grosbøl
    Pages 253-257
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 259-273

About this book


Data archiving has, for many years, been the most disregarded aspect of all data systems. The increase in numbers of telescopes, both groundbased and space-borne, and the increase in efficiency of detectors have generated overwhelming amounts of data. Much of these data were and are not used on short timescales and (should) have been archived, where they can be used later and/or by others. Archiving is essential. Objects can change in the course of time. New technological or scientific developments might require observing objects again. The cost-benefit ratio will become more and more important when considering the allocation of telescope time. The retrieval of `old' data can then be crucial.
At present there are a number of data collections and data retrieval systems. This book includes a series of clear and up-to-date descriptions of many important available data systems.
For professional astronomers, librarians and computer engineers.


astronomy astrophysics observatory star telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel A. Albrecht
    • 1
  • Daniel Egret
    • 2
  1. 1.ESOGarching bei MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Observatoire AstronomiqueUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5433-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3250-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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