Originally published in 1989, this book provides a comprehensive account of how to handle astronomical data. Descriptions of data acquisition, handling, and interpretation are included. The advice starts with chapters on observatories and observations, followed by discussions on the archiving of data and its presentation in the literature. There are many useful suggestions on the nomenclature of astronomical objects, and descriptions of the astronomical catalogues. Three chapters concentrate on databases and astronomical ...

Data in Astronomy 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521177283

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Data in Astronomy 1989, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521340946