Table information for 'lightmeter.geocounts'


Table Description: Lightmeter data by date and geographic position

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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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  title={Lightmeter Data},
  author={Wuchterl, G. and The Lightmeter community},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
epoch JD (UTC) JD of measurement, UTC d time.epoch
stationId Station ID Identifier of the measuring station, starting with an ISO CC N/A;meta.main
lat Lat. Latitude of the observing station deg
long Long. Longitude of the observing station deg
flux Flux Calibrated flux W.m**-2 phot.flux

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