Table information for 'lightmeter.measurements'

General

Table Description: Time-averaged lightmeter measurements

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Resource Description: We give continuous night and day light measurements at all natural outdoor light levels by a network of low-cost lightmeters. Developed to start simple, global continuous high cadence monitoring of night sky brightness and artificial night sky brightening (light pollution) in 2009. The lightmeter network is a project of the Thüringer Landessternwarte, Tautenburg, Germany and the Kuffner-Sternwarte society at the Kuffner-Observatory, Vienna, Austria. It started as part of the Dark Skies Awareness cornerstone of the International Year of Astronomy.

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Citing this table

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Reference the Table

To cite the table as such, we suggest the following BibTeX entry:

@MISC{vo:lightmeter_measurements,
  year=2009,
  title={Lightmeter Data},
  author={Wuchterl, G.; The Lightmeter community},
  url={http://dc.zah.uni-heidelberg.de/tableinfo/lightmeter.measurements},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}
}

Fields

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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
stationId Station ID Identifier of the measuring station, starting with an ISO CC N/A meta.id;meta.main
epoch JD (UTC) JD of measurement, UTC d time.epoch
flux Flux Calibrated flux W.m**-2 phot.flux
stddev Err(Flux) Standard deviation of light measurements contributing to this average W.m**-2 stat.error;phot.flux
nVals N Number of measurements contributing to this value N/A meta.number;obs
source Source Source file key N/A meta.id;meta.file

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Copyright and such:

This database of lightmeter measurements is made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/.

Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/