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Retrieval techniques and graphics displays using a computerized stellar data baseThe paper describes a stellar data retrieval system for which the data base consists of 28 machine-readable astronomical catalogs. Eleven of these catalogs have been combined into the Goddard Cross Index (GCI), which serves as the computer entry point to these catalogs. The full data entry from any of the GCI catalogs can be retrieved in a single computer run. With this system, it is possible to prepare candidates for observation by searching the data base for stars with given characteristics. Generation of plots of all catalog stars in or near the telescope's field of view to scale of Palomar, other atlases, or to the telescope itself for use as observing charts or to aid in identifying unknown sources, can be accomplished.
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Conference Proceedings
Mead, J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Nagy, T. A.
(Computer Sciences Corp. United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
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Colloquium on Compilation, critical evaluation and distribution of stellar data(Strasbourg)
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