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ready Standard for Documentation of Astronomical Catalogues

Abbreviation: SDAC

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A set of conventions for archiving astronomical data. As well as path, filename and data format conventions, the key file is a plain text description file, including all the necessary metadata information related to the catalogue: author(s), reference(s) of the related published papers, brief summary, scientific keys, caption and accurate description of each table of the catalogue.


Countries that developed this resource France

Created in 1994

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How to cite this record SDAC; Standard for Documentation of Astronomical Catalogues; DOI:; Last edited: April 27, 2021, 8:03 a.m.; Last accessed: Jan 26 2022 8:57 a.m.

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Record added: July 26, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
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VizieR astronomical catalogue database
VizieR is a library of published astronomical catalogues --tables and associated data-- with verified and enriched data, accessible via multiple interfaces. Query tools allow the user to select relevant data tables and to extract and format records matching given criteria. To be deposited within VizieR, data must be related to a publication in a refereed journal, either as tables or catalogues actually published, or as a paper describing the data and their context. VizieR is certified by the CoreTrustSeal. DOI: 10.26093/cds/vizier

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