Automated Data Retrieval in Astronomy: Proceedings of the 64th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union held in Strasbourg, France, July 7-10, 1981 / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027714350
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/1982
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #97
  • Edition description: 1982
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

A. Existing Data Centers.- 1. The Stellar Data Center.- 2. The Astronomical Data Base and Retrieval System at NASA.- 3. The Soviet Center of Astronomical Data.- 4. Management of Astronomical Data at Kanazawa Data Center.- 5. Activities of the Potsdam Data Center.- 6. IUE Data Distribution.- 7. Infrared Astronomical Data Base and Catalog of Infrared Observations.- 8. Data on Time and Polar Motion: Immediate Accessibility.- 9. The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) and the World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites (WDC-A-R&S) : Their Role in X-Ray Astronomy Data.- 10. The Stellar Data File at Dearborn Observatory.- Discussion.- B. Data Networks.- 11. Euronet-Diane, premier réseau européen de transfert de l’information.- 12. The U.K. STARLINK computer network.- 13. ASTRONET . The network of analysis and retrieval of astronomical data in Italy.- 14. The International URSIGRAM and World Days Service.- Discussion.- C. New Hardware.- 15. New developments in data storage (Review paper).- Discussion.- D. Recent Software Developments.- 16. System software approaches to the Analysis of Multidimensional Data Structures.- 17. A fast method to retrieve data from a large star catalogue file.- 18. On Systems of Standards.- 19. Digital Image Processing and Data Retrieval: The Needs.- 20. International standards for software structures in astronomy.- 21. Archiving and retrieval of data from the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) mission.- 22. Towards effective data processing: portable software models.- 23. A process for retrieval of data from a compiled star catalogue.- 24. A data analysis facility for the Faint Object Camera.- 25. Responsibilities and pratical limitations in the operation of an astronomical data center.- 26. The system SPORA (Software package oriented to research in astronomy).- Discussion.- E. Bibliographical Services.- 27. Prospects for automated solution of the subject characterization problem in the bibliographic services (Review paper).- 28. The bibliographical card-catalogue of the I.A.P. Library.- 29. Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts : a status report.- 30. INSPEC activities in astronomy and astrophysics.- 31. Stellar bibliography retrieving system in Japan.- 32. The Bibliographical Star Index.- Discussion.- F. Copyright.- 33. Copyright and use of computers for access to protected works (Review Paper).- Discussion.- G. Editorial Policies and Nomenclature.- 34. Editorial policies (Review Paper).- 35. Aids to the retrieval and evaluation of astronomical data.- 36. A list of standard star designation.- 37. Dictionnaire de la nomenclature des objets cëlestes.- 38. On the nomenclature of diffuse fragmentary objects.- 39. The catalogue of stellar identifications.- Discussion.- H. Data in Astronomy.- 40. Data in Astronomy (Review Paper).- 41. Proposal for centralization of information concerning plate vaults.- 42. The UK Schmidt telescope plate catalogue and problems associated with increasing numbers of plates and users.- 43. Retrieval of astronomical information from Padova-Asiago Observatory plates archives.- 44. Large scale photometric surveys using archival plates.- Discussion.- I. Data in Space Astronomy.- 45. Data and Data Retrieval in Space Astronomy.- 46. The “Catalogue of Stellar Groups”: A Progress Report.- 47. Current progress with the Double Star Catalogues.- 48. Metacatalogue of galaxies and large scale structures in the Universe.- 49. Data retrieval in the metacatalogue of galaxies.- 50. Le Centre de Donnëes des Amas de Galaxies.- 51. Centralization of extragalactic data.- 52. The compiled catalogue of galaxies in machine-readable form and its statistical investigation.- 53. Geneva photometric boxes IV. A refined method for direct access.- 54. Data for the compilation of the “Third catalogue of nearby stars”.- 55. Fundamental Data for FK4/FK4Sup Stars.- 56. Remarks about the cataloguing of open cluster data.- 57. Catalogue bibliographique de vitesses radiales stellaires.- 58. The new catalogue of optical HII-Regions.- 59. Catalogue of planetary nebulae and their nuclei.- 60. Numerical data documentation in physics in the Federal Republic of Germany.- Discussion.- Final comment.- Final comment.- Report of discussions.- Report of discussions.- Author’s Index.

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