Archives of Photographic PLates for Astronomical USE

Photographic plates as physical objects (applause_dr3.plate)

Description

The table contains data on photographic plates or films as physical objects. An entry in this table does not guarantee that a scan of the plate is available. It lists all photographic plates and films, which were digitzed and ingested into the APPLAUSE archive. See also the scan table. Unique Identifier plate_id

Attribution

If you have made substantial use of the data provided by APPLAUSE DR3, kindly include this acknowledgement

Funding for APPLAUSE has been provided by DFG (German Research Foundation, Grant), Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Dr. Remeis Sternwarte Bamberg (University Nürnberg/Erlangen), the Hamburger Sternwarte (University of Hamburg) and Tartu Observatory. Plate material also has been made available from Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg.

Columns

Name Type UCD Unit Description
plate_id int meta.id
meta.main
Plate identification number
archive_id int meta.id Archive identification number
plate_num char meta.record
instr.plate
Plate number in archive
plate_num_orig char meta.record
instr.plate
Original plate number in archive
wfpdb_id char meta.id Plate identification in the Wide-Field Plate Database
series char meta.id Plate series
plate_format char meta.code
phys.size
instr.plate
Plate format (cm x cm)
plate_size1 float phys.size
instr.plate
cm Plate size along axis 1
plate_size2 float phys.size
instr.plate
cm Plate size along axis 2
emulsion char instr.plate.emulsion Name of the photographic emulsion
filter char instr.filter Filter type used during the observation
development char meta.note Plate development information (developer, time)
plate_quality char meta.code.qual Quality of the plate
plate_notes char meta.note
instr.plate
Notes about the plate
date_orig char time.epoch
obs.exposure
Original recorded date
numexp short meta.number
obs.sequence
Number of exposures
observatory char meta.id
instr.obsty
Observatory name
site_name char meta.id
instr.obsty
Observatory site name
site_longitude double pos.earth.lon
instr.obsty
deg East longitude of the observing site, in decimal degrees
site_latitude double pos.earth.lat
instr.obsty
deg Latitude of the observing site, in decimal degrees
site_elevation float pos.earth.altitude
instr.obsty
m Elevation of the observatory site
telescope char meta.id
instr.tel
Telescope name
ota_name char meta.id
instr.tel
Name of the telescope optical tube assembly (OTA) that was used to expose the plate
ota_diameter float stat.value
instr.tel
m Diameter of the telescope optical tube assembly (OTA)
ota_aperture float stat.value
instr.tel
m Clear aperture of the telescope optical tube assembly (OTA)
ota_foclen float instr.tel.focalLength m Focal length of the telescope optical tube assembly (OTA)
ota_scale float instr.scale arcsec/mm Plate scale of the telescope optical tube assembly (OTA)
instrument char meta.id
instr
Instrument name
method short meta.code Observation method. A list of possible values is given in the WFPDB.
prism char meta.note
instr
Information about the objective prism used
prism_angle char stat.value Angle of the objective prism (deg
dispersion float instr.dispersion 0.1nm\/mm Dispersion (Angstrom\/mm)
grating char meta.note
instr
Information about the grating used
air_temperature float phys.temperature
obs.atmos
Celsius Air temperature (from logbook)
sky_calmness char obs.param
obs.atmos
Sky calmness (seeing conditions), scale 1-5 (German: Ruhe)
sky_sharpness char obs.param
obs.atmos
Sharpness (seeing conditions), scale 1-5 (German: Schärfe)
sky_transparency char obs.param
obs.atmos
Sky transparency (seeing conditions), scale 1-5 (German: Durchsicht, Klarheit)
sky_conditions char meta.note
obs.atmos
Notes on sky conditions (from logbook)
observer char obs.observer Observer name
observer_notes char meta.note Observer notes (from logbook)
notes char meta.note Miscellaneous notes
bibcode char meta.bib.bibcode Bibcode of related paper
timestamp_insert timestamp time.creation Time[yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss] Timestamp of insert
timestamp_update timestamp time.creation Time[yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss] Timestamp of last update