Beginner's Guide to SuperCOSMOS data


written by:-

N.C. Hambly

February 1998

(Last modified July 1998)



This document describes the nature and format of SuperCOSMOS data. No prior knowledge other than a little FORTRAN 77 is assumed. Information is given on the type of measurement jobs that are done for users, how the data relate to the original photograph scanned, the files and file format that are supplied, explanation of the 'Quality Control' plots, and finally simple examples of code showing how to read the data.


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