Information on Service 'Historical Photographic Plate Image Archive'

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GAVO's historical photographic plate archive (GHHPA) is a collection of various digitized historical photographic plates. It currently exposes:

Other plate collections kept by GAVO include the Heidelberg Digitized Astronomical Plates HDAP, ivo://org.gavo.dc/lswscans/res/positions/siap, and the APPLAUSE database from Potsdam.

For a list of all services and tables belonging to this service's resource, see Information on resource 'GAVO Historical Photographic Plate Archive GHPPA'

Overview

You can access this service using:

This service is published as follows:

local means it is listed on our front page, ivo_managed means it has a record in the VO registry.

Input Fields

The following fields are available to provide input to the service (with some renderers, some of these fields may be unavailable):

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
bandpassId Bandpass Freeform name of the bandpass used N/A VOX:BandPass_ID
dateObs Obs. date Epoch at midpoint of observation d VOX:Image_MJDateObs
FORMAT Output format Requested format of the image data N/A N/A
hFORMAT Output format Requested format of the image data N/A N/A
hINTERSECT Intersection type Relation of image and specified Region of Interest. N/A N/A
hPOS Position ICRS Position, RA,DEC, or Simbad object (e.g., 234.234,-32.45) deg pos.eq
hSIZE Field size Size in decimal degrees (e.g., 0.2 or 1,0.1) deg N/A
INTERSECT Intersection type Relation of image and specified Region of Interest. N/A N/A
MAXREC Match limit Maximum number of records returned. Pass 0 to retrieve service parameters. N/A N/A
MAXREC Match limit Maximum number of records returned. Pass 0 to retrieve service parameters. N/A N/A
object Target Object Object being observed, Simbad-resolvable form N/A meta.name
POS Position ICRS Position, RA,DEC decimal degrees (e.g., 234.234,-32.46) deg pos.eq
RESPONSEFORMAT Output Format File format requested for output. N/A meta.code.mime
RESPONSEFORMAT Output Format File format requested for output. N/A meta.code.mime
SIZE Field size Size in decimal degrees (e.g., 0.2 or 1,0.1) deg N/A
VERB Verbosity Exhaustiveness of column selection. VERB=1 only returns the most important columns, VERB=2 selects the columns deemed useful to the average user, VERB=3 returns a table with all available columns. N/A N/A
VERB Verbosity Exhaustiveness of column selection. VERB=1 only returns the most important columns, VERB=2 selects the columns deemed useful to the average user, VERB=3 returns a table with all available columns. N/A N/A

Default Output Fields

The following fields are contained in the output by default. More fields may be available for selection; these would be given below in the VOTable output fields.

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A N/A
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte VOX:Image_FileSize
bandpassHi Band upper Upper limit of the bandpass (in BandPass_Unit units) m VOX:BandPass_HiLimit
bandpassLo Band lower Lower limit of the bandpass (in BandPass_Unit units) m VOX:BandPass_LoLimit
centerAlpha Ctr. RA Approximate center of image, RA deg POS_EQ_RA_MAIN
centerDelta Ctr. Dec Approximate center of image, Dec deg POS_EQ_DEC_MAIN
dateObs Obs. date Epoch at midpoint of observation d VOX:Image_MJDateObs
imageTitle Title Synthetic name of the image N/A VOX:Image_Title
object Target Object Object being observed, Simbad-resolvable form N/A meta.name
pixelScale Scales The pixel scale on each image axis deg/pix VOX:Image_Scale

VOTable Output Fields

The following fields are available in VOTable output. The verbosity level is a number intended to represent the relative importance of the field on a scale of 1 to 30. The services take a VERB argument. A field is included in the output if their verbosity level is less or equal VERB*10.

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD Verb. Level
centerAlpha Ctr. RA Approximate center of image, RA deg POS_EQ_RA_MAIN 0
centerDelta Ctr. Dec Approximate center of image, Dec deg POS_EQ_DEC_MAIN 0
imageTitle Title Synthetic name of the image N/A VOX:Image_Title 0
dateObs Obs. date Epoch at midpoint of observation d VOX:Image_MJDateObs 0
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A N/A 1
object Target Object Object being observed, Simbad-resolvable form N/A meta.name 5
bandpassId Bandpass Freeform name of the bandpass used N/A VOX:BandPass_ID 10
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte VOX:Image_FileSize 11
pixelScale Scales The pixel scale on each image axis deg/pix VOX:Image_Scale 12
instId Instrument Identifier of the originating instrument N/A INST_ID 15
pixelSize Axes Lengths Number of pixels along each of the axes pix VOX:Image_Naxis 15
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A N/A 20
nAxes #axes Number of axes in data N/A VOX:Image_Naxes 20
refFrame Ref. Frame Coordinate system reference frame N/A VOX:STC_CoordRefFrame 20
wcs_equinox Equinox Equinox of the given coordinates yr VOX:STC_CoordEquinox 20
wcs_projection Proj. FITS WCS projection type N/A VOX:WCS_CoordProjection 20
wcs_refPixel Ref. pixel WCS reference pixel pix VOX:WCS_CoordRefPixel 20
wcs_refValues Ref. values World coordinates at WCS reference pixel deg VOX:WCS_CoordRefValue 20
wcs_cdmatrix CD matrix FITS WCS CDij matrix deg/pix VOX:WCS_CDMatrix 20
bandpassUnit Bandpass unit Unit of bandpass specifications (always m). N/A VOX:BandPass_Unit 20
bandpassRefval Band Ref. Characteristic quantity for the bandpass of the image m VOX:BandPass_RefValue 20
bandpassHi Band upper Upper limit of the bandpass (in BandPass_Unit units) m VOX:BandPass_HiLimit 20
bandpassLo Band lower Lower limit of the bandpass (in BandPass_Unit units) m VOX:BandPass_LoLimit 20
pixflags P. Flags Flags specifying the processing done (C-original; F-resampled; Z-fluxes valid; X-not resampled; V-for display only N/A VOX:Image_PixFlags 20
coverage Coverage Field covered by the image deg N/A 20
owner Owner Owner of the data N/A N/A 25
embargo Embargo ends Date the data will become/became public a N/A 25

VOResource XML (that's something exclusively for VO nerds)

The Data Center is currently running in emergency mode after our database server failed catastrophically (see our blog for infos and updates).

This means, in particular, that services built on top of large tables may currently be broken. Since our replacement server is much slower than our usual machine, restoring them will take quite some time.

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