Table information for 'bdip.epn_core'


Table Description: planetary images database

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Resource Description: *** One Century of Planetary Images *** The database of planetary images (BDIP) comes from the digitization of photographs collected and preserved by the Center for Photographic Documentation of the planets held by the IAU at the Meudon Observatory in 1961 under the the curation of J.H. Focas (IAUC, 12th General Assembly, Report 1964). A similar center was established at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, under the responsibility of W.A. Baum. The photographs were duplicated between the two centers. Approximately 8400 photographs of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, acquired between 1890 and 1977, are kept at LESIA. They remain available for research on justified request. The digitization of these planetary photographs was performed by scanning between 1998 and 2000 by the staff of the Documentation Center (R. Boyer, E. Neyvoz et al), in the framework of a project proposed to the Scientific Council of the Paris Observatory by P. Drossart. Care was taken to preserve the best possible definition and photometric linearity of photographs during the scanning procedure. Storage was done using different image formats (JPEG, GIF and TIFF ie, lossy, lossless and uncompressed). Improved techniques for mass storage and network distribution today allow us to provide access to the highest definition images, thereby facilitating research on the evolution of planets, at asecular time scale. *** Scientific interest *** The scientific interest of the photographic database mainly concerns planetary atmospheric evolution of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. The evolution of the Martian storms, or the polar caps on Mars, the survey of storms observed on Saturn, or features like the Great Red Spot of Jupiter or oval white spots are among the subjects which triggered on photographs. Such studies can be refined today thanks to digital pictures (Sanchez-Lavega and Battaner, A and A Suppl. Ser., 64, 287, 1986). Some images of Mercury are also available.

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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
granule_uid Granule_uid Granule unique identifier, provides direct access N/A
granule_gid Granule_gid Group identifier, identical for similar data products N/A
obs_id Obs_id Identical for data products related to the same original data N/A
dataproduct_type Dataproduct_type Organization of the data product (from enumerated list) N/A meta.code.class
target_name Target_name Name of target (IAU standard) N/A;src
target_class Target_class type of target from enumerated list N/A meta.code.class;src
time_min Time_min Acquisition start time (in JD) d time.start
time_max Time_max Acquisition stop time (in JD) d time.end
time_sampling_step_min Time_sampling_step_min Min time sampling step s time.interval;stat.min
time_sampling_step_max Time_sampling_step_max Max time sampling step s time.interval;stat.max
time_exp_min Time_exp_min Min integration time s time.duration;obs.exposure;stat.min
time_exp_max Time_exp_max Max integration time s time.duration;obs.exposure;stat.max
spectral_range_min Spectral_range_min Min spectral range (frequency) Hz em.freq;stat.min
spectral_range_max Spectral_range_max Max spectral range (frequency) Hz em.freq;stat.max
spectral_sampling_step_min Spectral_sampling_step_min min spectral sampling step (as frequency) Hz em.freq.step;stat.min
spectral_sampling_step_max Spectral_sampling_step_max max pectral sampling step (as frequency) Hz em.freq.step;stat.max
spectral_resolution_min Spectral_resolution_min Min spectral resolution (as frequency) Hz spect.resolution;stat.min
spectral_resolution_max Spectral_resolution_max Max spectral resolution (as frequency) Hz spect.resolution;stat.max
c1min C1min Min (westernmost) longitude on planetary surface deg pos;stat.min
c1max C1max Max (easternmost) longitude on planetary surface deg pos;stat.max
c2min C2min Min latitude on planetary surface deg pos;stat.min
c2max C2max Max latitude on planetary surface deg pos;stat.max
c3min C3min Min of third coordinate (altitude) km pos;stat.min
c3max C3max Max of third coordinate (altitude) km pos;stat.max
c1_resol_min C1_resol_min Min resolution on longitude deg pos.resolution;stat.min
c1_resol_max C1_resol_max Max resolution on longitude deg pos.resolution;stat.max
c2_resol_min C2_resol_min Min resolution on latitude deg pos.resolution;stat.min
c2_resol_max C2_resol_max Max resolution on latitude deg pos.resolution;stat.max
c3_resol_min C3_resol_min Min resolution in third coordinate N/A pos.resolution;stat.min
c3_resol_max C3_resol_max Max resolution in third coordinate N/A pos.resolution;stat.max
spatial_frame_type Spatial_frame_type Defines the nature of coordinates (from enumerated list) N/A meta.code.class;pos.frame
incidence_min Incidence_min Min incidence angle (solar zenith angle) deg pos.posAng;stat.min
incidence_max Incidence_max Max incidence angle (solar zenith angle) deg pos.posAng;stat.max
emergence_min Emergence_min Min emergence angle deg pos.posAng;stat.min
emergence_max Emergence_max Max emergence angle deg pos.posAng;stat.max
phase_min Phase_min Min phase angle deg pos.phaseAng;stat.min
phase_max Phase_max Max phase angle deg pos.phaseAng;stat.max
instrument_host_name Instrument_host_name Standard name of the observatory or spacecraft N/A;instr.obsty
instrument_name Instrument_name Standard name of instrument N/A;instr
measurement_type Measurement_type UCD(s) defining the nature of measurements N/A meta.ucd
access_url Access_url URL of the data files. N/A meta.ref.url
access_format Access_format file format type. N/A meta.code.mime
access_estsize Access_estsize Estimate file size in kB. kbyte phys.size;meta.file
processing_level Processing_level Level of calibration (CODMAC level) N/A meta.code;obs.calib
publisher Publisher publiher of the ressource N/A
service_title Service_title Title of the ressourcee N/A meta.title
ra Ra right ascention N/A pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dec Dec declination N/A pos.eq.dec;meta.main
release_date Release_date Start of public period N/A time.release
creation_date Creation_date Creation date of entry N/A time.creation
modification_date Modification_date Date of last modification of entry N/A time.update
s_region S_region STC-S region N/A phys.outline;obs.field
thumbnail_url Thumbnail_url URL of a thumbnail image N/A meta.ref.url;meta.file

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Copyright and such: this research have been made using BDIP database by P. Drossard and F. Henri Lesia-Observatoire de Paris